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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tradegy Here Floods

Freddy's visit to the vets was cancelled the vet's clinic is under water. Houses are flooded people are fleeing and 60 people near here are dead. Since then mom got caught in a panic sitauation going to buy us some food in the next village. As she was driving there she encountered cars speeding shouting 'go back'. People crying, eight and ten people stuffed in all cars. The river dam broke and the village got hit by a flash flood. She was in the last few cars to escape. Before the flash flood she stopped to take pictures. We still don't know how many people are dead and we worry about all the dogs kept on chains that got left behind.

The river is a river of mud and highly dangerous before the dam burst. It had already broke it's banks in several places.
These houses on the river bank belong to the poorest people and they have all had to flee. This was before the damn burst. Imagine now!
Well! we are now all marooned on high ground. Mom can't go out in either direction every exit is blocked by water.   
This street dog is in a safe area. Having his dinner.

This one too! Well after this there will dogs and cats everywhere lost and abandoned and dead--humans too. mom just said the death toll is rising and more rain on the way. Google floods petropolis for an idea of the scale of the disaster here. We are not first world like Australia and do not get that kind of publicity, but it is terrible people and animals are dying. we need help!


Chandra said...

Oh, Emmy, I am so sorry. Mom's photos are terrifying. I just went to some news sites and I'm am so saddened by the loss of life. I am so relieved to know that you all are on higher ground. You are absolutely in my thoughts.

-Auntie Chandra at Daley's Dog Years

Cooper and Lola said...

OMG....Praying for you all

sharon said...

when you think you have seen it all, you come across this. Its heartbreaking, I can't help but cry. I wish I could help, but don't know how. God help them