What’s the first thing to do after a disaster takes everything away from you? Where do you start? Those are familiar questions after disasters and they’re obviously being repeated in the Philippines after the typhoon struck there last week.
The constant stream of images, though, can desensitize us with the magnitude of the devastation. It can make us turn away. Here are a few that focus on such small items that their impact is huge. Where do you start? Finding shoes? Loved ones? A roof?
Caution: One is graphic.
You can see more photos from the storm’s aftermath in MPR News Views
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.