- Posted January 20, 2014 by
St Vincent and Grenadines
December 24th Flooding of St. Vincent
Too many Christmas eve was a joyous time of being with family and friends wrapping gifts and preparing to spend Christmas morning enjoying the company of loved ones.
Unfortunately for many residents in St. Vincent they were not that lucky as they prepared for Christmas celebrations mother nature was preparing to unleash havoc.
The night of December 24th 2013, while some slept, while some made last minute decorations thunderous showers of rain let loose on the Island damaging the Leeward and Windward parts of the island, leaving much devastation in its path.
Many lost their loved ones as over 11 persons died three bodies unaccounted for as I write this, many homes were destroyed, extensive infrastructural damage and many left helpless, fearful and empty holding on to the only thing many of them have and that is their faith.
I did this impromptu interview with one of the shelter's managers by the name of Ms. Mcdowell she manages the Buccament Bay shelter. The country is bouncing back the people are resilient aid came in from all quarters around the region and internationally and the persons and families in the various centers were being taken care of however like with all disasters many of the people still need help.
One lesson we learned and that is when mother nature gets ready to unleash upon mankind she does it without temperance and mercy equalizing all men.