[Evening, May 12, 2008] Town leaders, in three groups, patrol in the rain
7:30 PM, it's raining. Young people were organized to collect firewood and make fires to keep warm.
10:00 PM, our first dinner after earthquake: only porridge.
After dinner, six town and village leaders divided into three groups and patrolled the resettlement areas every two hours. Our priority was to comfort and stabilize the masses.
The rain continued. We didn't sleep a wink all night long. Nor did we have any contact with the outer world.