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Floods, Tears, Deaths

World  (tags: death, floods, disaster, Kenya, lost home, villages, refuge, rescue, relief, rain )

- 3365 days ago -
kenya confronted its first disaster of the New Year as flash floods struck villages killing people, sweeping away their animals and destroying homes, schools and health centres. The sigh of relief that greeted the onset of the rains after the failure


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chris b (2474)
Monday January 4, 2010, 10:40 am
An old farmer in my village long since passed on was a mine of information and sayings. One of his favourite sayings was don't ever pray for rain in case you get more than you bargained for! Sady this has come true with devasting consequences as people and animals perish in the torrent of muddy water. Nature is not a person to meddle with lightly as she goes about her strange activities. What is in her mind when she causes such devastation. The rest of us should perhaps treat her more kindly!

Dee C (23)
Monday January 4, 2010, 11:52 am
"The National Disaster Operation Centre, set up in January 1998 following the destructive El NiŅo rains, does not appear to have prepared for the flooding."

What a shame..
Thanks Naoko..
Sadly noted..
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