Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Cathastrophe in Madeira Island - Part 2

Today is day 2 after the mudslides and floods that destroyed several locations in Madeira Island on last Saturday. The most current counting refers the loss of 48 lives but this number might increase in the following days due to the large number of missing persons.

I have many friends in Madeira and I, myself, have been there a couple of years ago. This is a heartbreaking tragedy. There are few words to describe the enormous destruction that the images show. Thank God all of my friends are well but others were not that lucky. The whole country is in shock. There was no warning, it all happened in a few hours. And the brutality of the images brings tears to my eyes and sorrow to my heart.

Our government has decreed 3 days of National Mourning and everything is being done to help. I just hope and wish it is enough.

Mudslides in a road, Penteada


Mudslide in road


TV Newscast from France24 (in english)



Sources: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nbuwf3Qpe5w&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAoy_a1pnJc&feature=related

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  2. I have been to Maderia Island and loved it. My Daughter, husband and I spent some wonderful time there - sleddig down the streets and shopping for wine, lace and fresh fish. I have beautiful photos of the fishing boats and vineyards... It is so very sad to see such distruction. I hope your friends are okay and that all will be well again soon.

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