Floods

November 24, 2006 at 9:46 am 8 comments

It has been raining in Jamaica for a week now. At my house, everything is damp and cold. However, at least I live on high ground so we don’t get flooded.

Port Maria on the other hand is by the sea. And it has been raining there lots this week, resulting in major flooding in the town yesterday. Which is not funny. 

However the news report on this matter was did make me laugh. Apparently the police were unable to go and deal with people who were taking advantage of the floods to loot as they were trapped in the police station. In order to get out of the police station, the firemen had to come and rescue them.

I’m sure this isn’t how it really worked, but my mind was busy picturing all the police men standing at an upstairs window in the police station yelling help help like a damsel in distress in an old fairytale. Then the firemen arrive in a shiny red truck and rush to put up ladders so they can climb up and get them. Then the firemen had to put these police men (obviously dressed in their uniforms) over their shoulders to carry them down the ladders to safety so they could then go and catch the thieves.

I’m sure that the looters must have been laughing their heads off at the idea of the police being stuck and unable to come and catch them.

 Ah, only in Jamaica!

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  • 1. Cool Destiny  |  November 24, 2006 at 11:37 am

    That is a sad but hilarious thought. Sadly, they are lucky the firemen had a truck to come and get them in the 1st place! You know the story with the Firemen already. We really need to get our act together as a country.

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  • 2. guyana-gyal  |  November 24, 2006 at 1:46 pm

    It would be fire-boats floating up the roads. The policemen in the meantime had grown long, blonde hair and had developed girly voices.

    You won’t believe how many strange things happen in other countries…like the man who held up the police with a snake in Australia.

    He was stopped by them for drunk driving. He dashed out of his car, grabbed up a snake, pointed the snake’s head at the police, then ran into the bush.

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  • 3. scratchie  |  November 24, 2006 at 2:01 pm

    Trust me…I had a good laugh and would probably have had a better one if the situation wasn’t so serious. Only in Jamaica is right

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  • 4. Island Spice  |  November 24, 2006 at 2:43 pm

    Ahh bwoy!!

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  • 5. Dr. D.  |  November 25, 2006 at 12:06 pm

    I have to echo Island Spice.

    I don’t mind the rains at all myself…even though the weather has resulted in cancellation of my Portland trip this weekend.

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  • 6. Mad Bull  |  November 25, 2006 at 5:53 pm

    I will echo Island Spice too…

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  • 7. Leon  |  November 28, 2006 at 3:45 pm

    Funny. I tell you, a lot of criminals are smarter than police. But many of them (police) are simply people who can’t find better jobs

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  • 8. Irie Diva  |  September 19, 2007 at 7:09 pm

    this post was on my birthday last year and so brings me down the lane of dinner with the SO…

    off track but nice memory…none the less

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