On December 16, Thursday evening, Super Typhoon Rai, with winds of about 195km per hour, hit the southeastern islands, bringing havoc and destruction. Rescue teams have described scenes of "complete carnage." Fr. Heinz Kulüke commenting on the typhoon, says, "In my 35 years in the Philippines, I have never experienced a typhoon of this magnitude and such devastation in Cebu. The following is Fr. Kulüke's assessment of the situation two days after the typhoon's landfall.