I remember David well, our son was a baby. It was devastating. One story that still haunts me…….. many many people left their houses to the local church, thinking it was safer (stone, concrete, etc) as the hurricane hit. One person, a girl if I remember correctly, had to go outside to go to relieve herself, and while she was out there the heavy roof collapsed and killed everyone inside. The girl was the only survivor. I wish I could remember exactly where it happened, but it wasn’t far from our house, so probably somewhere in San Cristobal province.
There wasn’t a palm tree left standing on our beach, buildings were gone, roofs flew away; flooded cars were the least of their worries that time.