Thursday, October 16, 2008


Stormy seas

It didn't rain last night-well not in a manner that was noticeable. Yet,this morning we awoke to the news that the sea had wreaked havoc in coastal areas and town. Would you believe we got surges from Omar? On my way into Kingstown, I looked towards the harbour and the Grenadines and saw some angry looking waves and realised that peacefulness had not yet returned.

I later learnt that an entire section of shops in the Little Tokyo area (Bus Terminal) were demolished by the waves. It is ironic that the Govt was embroiled in a battle to have said shops removed only to have nature take the problem off their hands. I am still taken aback at the damage given that everyone seems to have been caught unawares.

It underlies how really vulnerable we are to natural disasters. In the twinkling of an eye everything can literally fall down around us and we are powerless to stop it. Mother Nature, when not showing her softer side can be one deadly woman that we would be well advised to steer far from. I guess the events of last night are a reminder that we really should shed our lackadaiscal attitudes to disaster preparedeness.

Good to know you are ok though.

It is surprising the damage that can take place just a few miles from where you are, yet you have no clue of what is going on. but that's just how it is with disasters.
Excellent work!
I loved this post and this blog.
Have a nice day.
Uh huh...didn't you say something about wanting to experience a hurricane?
yes Afro,always wanted to experience one but everybody says am mad.
yea you mad fa real
lil winds and rain from hurricane or storm miles off causing so much damage and you want a real hurricane
I've got a gift for you over at my place. Come look.
wat u want to experience hurricane for?? careful what u wish for!
how are you..............
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