Tuesday, June 28, 2011

the other side of dry

Last night I woke up at midnight.  The thunder rolled in and boomed for more than an hour.  Lightening flashed all around the house.  Then the rains fell and fell.  It was an unusually fierce storm for dry season.  It rained and rained.  This morning many people had mud and water in their homes in the more overcrowded poor areas of the city, especially those areas built on hills or sides of valleys.  In the monsoon like rains, mud slides are common.  Flash floods can carry away cars and people.  Our friend told us that in his neighborhood two people had already died because of the rain storm.  Dry season is hard, but so is the rain when it pours without end on the hardened dry earth.  


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