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