The photos below may show the environment accurately but comes nowhere close to emitting the feelings I got from being there. This was my first experience being in a disaster recovery zone and it won't be the last. There is something so raw and visceral about witnessing the aftermath of nature's fury and destruction.
Not a day went by where I did not tear up walking through the areas to my work site. The people there are a lot more resilient and handled their situation with far more grace than I could. I don't know where they find their strength and courage. Even though I've been back for a while, just the thought of it still elicits strong emotions. It has taken some time to process.