Tuesday 25 June 2013

the flood

It's hard to know what to write just now. A devastating flood [une crue] hit the valley a week ago, ripping out roads, washing away houses, leaving three people dead.

We've been without power, electricity and water for the last couple of days.

The waters have receded now, power is restored and the road out of the valley is safe once again. But the village looks like a war zone. There are police and soldiers everywhere, helicopters flying over head.


Even the French President has been to visit, to survey the damage, to shake people's hands, [toca maneta] as the old people say.  

There is only one subject of discussion on everyone's lips. But I'm finding it a bit hard to take it all in just now. So if you don't mind, I'll leave it there for now...

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