Monday, March 30, 2009

Flash Rains in Port Louis

Flash rains in Port Louis this morning till 1h30, many places have been flooded including, the bus terminal, victoria square, John.F Kennedy Street, Near Caudan Underground, and also on one of the streets leading to Place D'armes.
Also, The roads were all jammed for entrying Port Louis as usual when the rain starts falling heavily, and a few accidents have been reported on the way to Port Louis.
This is however not the first and surely not the last time, as you will see in the pictures, the canals/water drains are not well maintained and obstructed with debris which do not allow the free flow of water.
Also, to add to that, some places are not at all provided with water drains whereby some people work and those persons were forced not to work today with those drastic conditions. Some houses were flooded completly, and others were not accessible !!
Some accidents happened also, whereby people fell into water drains which were submerged with water and also students fell in canals and drenched till mid body ! however, no injuries till now have been reported, this situation is quite astonishing for a half day rainfall.
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Policemen were not seen anywhere in the city centre of Port Louis, else they were themselves hiding the bad weather conditions.
Before thinking about building a state of the art city at highlands, the authorities should have renovated the gem city of the island meanwhile which would in anyways remain the biggest touristic city of the whole indian ocean.

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