Saturday, February 18, 2006

Heavy monsoon rains and floods

Heavy rains descended on Dili at 3:30pm this afternoon and continued for one and a half hours solid. It was incredible! These were the first we had witnessed since arriving in Timor and they certainly had an impact. The streets were flooded to above the ankles and for the first time ever, we witnessed the Comoro River in full flow as a torrent of brown water (due to the presence of tonnes of soil as a result of deforestation and slash and burn agricultural practices) came rushing down from the mountains out to the sea. It was a sight to behold.

Category: Timor-Leste (East Timor)

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