Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Scary Mother Nature

As I told you last week, the weather at the moment is rather freaky. We sure are in rainy season, some days it rains and rains and rains, from morning to evening - it just never stops!

This has caused rather serious problems in some places, the (only) tunnel we have has been flooded and they have had to shut off a major link road in the middle of town; the top of our long road and several other areas around are on their second day without power (and with no power, no water...), causing heaps of problems obviously.

But the worst must be, that a few houses in an area called Kota Batu were hit by a landslide, and went down like the Twin Towers!! Luckily, it didn't happen in one go, and the tenants (some fellow pilots) had time to be evacuated and get their things out. Pretty scary anyway though!

We seem to live in a very good area - we have only had one (*knock-on-wood*) big power cut since we've been here, and we are not risking any flooding or getting swept away by any landslides or similar. Feeling rather lucky at the moment.

I wish that the rain stops soon though. I have had enough.

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