Major Rain!

October 18, 2005 at 1:28 pm 2 comments

It’s raining. And it has no intention of stopping. We have somehow managed to find ourselves a hurricane – Wilma. She’s not actually hitting us – but is sitting down nearby and dumping lots of water on us. I mean, it has hardly stopped raining for the last 4 days… and raining hard at that!

On Sunday afternoon, we decided to go to a friend’s house to play cards. Seemed a good way to spend a rainy afternoon / evening. This friend lives in one of those areas built on the hills outside Kingston… lovely view et al. We got into the card games, and then realised that it was 4 in the morning and it was still raining. So we waited until 5 when it was gettin glight and then headed down the hill.

We went down route 1… road flooded up to above the knees. Went down route 2… road flooded – don’t know how deep but we couldn’t see the pavement so decided that it wasn’t a good idea to go that way. Route 3 was also a no go.

So plan b… turn around, drive all the way back up the hill and come down a different part of the hill. So we did that. and that way was clear. Well, clear if you count clear as involving sticking as close as possible to the edge of the hill so as to avoid the new river that has just formed on the other side of the road…

And yes, the sensible option would have been just to go back to our friend’s house and wait a while… but hey, I was with my bf and boys don’t think that way!!!

But the sad thing about all of this is that, as usual, it’s the poor people who are getting screwed . There were lots of pictures on the tv news of people flooded out of their houses, of zinc shacks being washed away and of cess pits overflowing into the lanes.


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Apologises The end of the flood

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Guyana-Gyal  |  October 18, 2005 at 9:41 pm

    Yes, it’s always the poor who suffer the most. It’s the children I feel for, the children.

  • 2. Mad Bull  |  October 18, 2005 at 11:55 pm

    The rain a murder we, bwoy. Cyan tek no more…


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