The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi88° Sunny

Tonight

Lo62° Mostly Clear

Friday

Hi88° Sunny

Friday Night

Lo66° Mostly Clear

Saturday

Hi88° Mostly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo62° Partly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi82° Mostly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo60° Partly Cloudy

Monday

Hi82° Sunny

Monday Night

Lo61° Mostly Clear

Storm survivors huddle in dome

Send to Kindle
Print This

TACLOBAN, Philippines — Close your eyes and hold your breath, and you could imagine you are in a normal sports stadium. You hear a ball bouncing and the children’s cheers echoing under the cavernous dome.

Open your eyes and you see rain-soaked trash littering almost every inch of the ground and exhausted refugees sprawled across seats. A sign taped on the wall next to a small, dank room by the stairwell tells people not to defecate or urinate there. It is clear from the stench that many have ignored this advice.

View my options or Sign in