Saturday, November 26, 2005

Floods again...

Nov 26th

the last 2 days have been pretty grim- the power was out- it had been raining heavily- the water levels had been rising fast- there were breaches at several areas- and they say many places are still at risk because of the force of the waters- every time the skies darkened, I was praying… many colonies have been inundated and totally cut out- trichy is marooned - train and bus services have come to a stand still- no schools, offices-

Thankfully our colony has been spared yet again- but those that have been affected are in a really a terrible situation- I dont know whats happenning- people have been cooped up in lofts of homes- old people and people with babies…people abandoning their homes and going off to other places- roads have just dissappeared and water has taken over…fast flowing, muddy water everywhere- y’day nite, power has been restored- but our land lines are not working-

we were to have a family function at grandmother’s tomorrow- but had to cancel becos of the flood - it was really scary … some colonies were totally cut off- hubby and friends were going around seeing if they could help people- but officials have been pretty conscientious and help and rescue operations have been in full swing-
we too had gone to see the kaveri in spate- the sight was amazing - the whole bridge was crowded with people- and people were just crowding to watch open mouthed- I saw a very old lady with walking stick being helped by relatives- she also wanted to see Kaveri- the locals helped in piling sand bags at Amma Mandapam- the banks of the Kaveri- they have cordoned the area off with ropes- becos people were just going to the edge to look- the statue there was almost submerged- and so was the church near by…water was seeping thru the sand bags- onto the streets - the force and momentum of the water was unbelievable! the unbearable part was seeing just the roofs of huts, houses- and inmates holed up in the upper stories of their homes- with no access - "saappattukku enna pannareenga" ( what’re u doing for food?")somebody was screaming to someone peeping from a window…

i saw vessels floating-cant bear to think abt these people …people are just sitting with their belongings on road sides- below the water tanks, in the marriage hall near by - just sitting with vacant looks- and two buses were washed away - bodies are being recovered…

I’m trying to just switch off thoughts and images - one feels the need to have some kind of superior Power to ask to set things right- but in the face of so many natural disasters one after the other-in different parts of the world- one just feels everything is so futile- I mean what has to happen just happens- some are spared- and others well…

Thank u to all those who reached out to know if we were ok…

6 comments:

Arundhati said...

Wow! I don't know what is going on in the world :(, Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Floods!

Stay safe dear!

sinusoidally said...

I had no idea there was a flood. I hope you and your loved ones stay safe...and for all others who are homeless in this grave time...

Grafxgurl said...

Hello:) thanks for dropping by.. its the end of the world i tell you!! definitely end times!! * holds up a board and waves it about*

everytime it rains my bldg becomes an island! and and another cyclone has been predicted!

Jithu said...

oh that is terrible. hope things are fine by now..

anumita said...

Been catching up on your posts. Hope the floods didn't do much harm that side.
And congrats on 13 lovely years of marriage!

Shpriya said...

No.5 is THE best. Yummmmy! :))