Goat carcasses hang alongside baskets of oranges, mangos and bananas in bustling markets. Men with wheelbarrows cart mud from homes. Residents salvage what they can -- couches, book cases and computers.
Many relief officials are surprised about the local people's resilience.
Some have returned home for valuables and, farther inland, have begun rebuilding. Fishermen say they want to return to sea.
"It's way beyond what I expected," said Peter Wallis, of USAID, the American government's foreign aid agency.