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EXCLUSIVE: East Texan tours earthquake aftermath

By Philippe Djegal - email
Posted by Ellen Krafve - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas family living in Haiti just got back from touring the quake's horrific aftermath. Wednesday night, we spoke to Wayne Snow via Skype about the wreckage. Thursday, they shared with us the video they shot as they saw the damage.

If you choose to watch the video in the upper right-hand corner of this page, you should know, it is very graphic.

The following is the script of our interview with Wayne Snow as he takes us through the earthquake's destruction:

"This situation here in Port-au-Prince, we're gone up from the very bottom all the way up to the top," says Snow in his video. "But, throughout the whole way, it's just there's buildings collapsed."

"There's bodies along the side of the road. It's gonna give a lot of problems for diseases."

"Some guys I saw dead were next to a wall as if the wall just fell right on top of them."

"We don't even know about how, like, water is going. I'm pretty sure electricity is completely cut off because there's power lines there laying along the sides of the roads."

"Pretty much every single person is outside of their buildings. They're all afraid to go in and hundreds and hundreds of people [are] walking along the streets."

"Some of them are trying to find family members, and we even have some people with us who are doing our school, our discipleship training school, come from St.Marc to try and find their families."

"As of right now, the phones are not working. So, we can't have any communication with our home base in St. Marc, nor, can we have any communication with any of the families that we do know in Port-au-Prince. It's a pretty grave situation."

The Snow family has been in constant contact with "Youth With a Mission" here in Tyler since the quake hit. Despite constant aftershocks, everyone with YWAM in Haiti is safe.

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