posted on Jul, 27 2005 @ 04:02 PM
This just blew my mind, I gotta tell ya. To my knowledge, this has never happened before, anywhere, in the entirety of recorded history. We're
talking 3+ FEET of freakin' rain in less than 24 hours.
You're right about the problems they face now. I imagine dysentry will be the biggest killer, I hope their hell services are up to the task ot
tackling that problem while at the same time rescuing those folks who are trapped or carried away by the floods.
I imagine the death toll will rise sharply over the next couple of days. We could be looking at thousands dead from flooding, and perhaps many times
that number from dehydration and disease.
Remember also, the problems with floods don't stop at destruction and disease. The floodwaters contaminate all the wells in the area, and they need
to be scrubbed before the water is drinkable. This could take some time, and in the meantime, people are thirsty.
This exacerbates the problems associated with dysentry, and that's why I think dehydration will be a major problem. I hope the disaster relief
agencies step up to the plate and offer their help, at least as far as potable water. That's a primary need.
If anyone has any information regarding the response that's underway, please post it here. I haven't been able to find many specifics yet. Thanks.