The town of Llano del Tigre looked like it had a crew-cut. No tree was left undamaged; either rooted up or cut in half. Many people use sheet metal to roof their houses or usually garages and porches; they were left in a tangled mess. The large metal covering that they just had put up in the center of town was crumbled to the ground. Next to that, the cell tower was doubled over in a knot. As a fishing town, most of the people have fishing boats/canoes called pangas. They are like a big 20ft rowboat, but with a motor. Most of them were either damaged or flung up the hillside hundreds of yards away. Praise the Lord for no lives lost in this town, but clean-up will take a while. The power poles and power lines were strung out all over the streets. I did not take any pictures, but our friend, Brother Nelson, took some the day before we got there. He and his family are all ok. Pastor Israel from the local AG church was working on his roof when we stopped by. All of his sheet metal was blown off. The storm did not respect anyone. All were affected in that town and others towns as well. Everyone will be fine, people here are hard workers and very resilient.
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Here are a couple of photos we've seen:
|Downed power lines in Llano del Tigre|
|Structure crumbled to the ground in Llano del Tigre|
|Brother Nelson in front of what was his grandparents' uninhabited house.|