Monday, February 9, 2009

break from the pity party...

remember how in my last post i said it's been raining NON-STOP for the past few days?


apparently, they dams that protect santiago are under too much pressure again and last night had to be opened. because of their distance and the flow of water, we won't know for another few hours or so what damage has been caused.

see, the opening was announced on the news, on the internet and in the papers yesterday. it was announced in person. military police are in the neighborhoods that will be most affected. unfortunately that doesn't mean that people left, or moved their most precious belongings. i don't know if it's that the government has cried wolf so much that the people don't listen or that the politicians are so unreliable as to not be trusted or what, but the truth is, most of the people, despite the warnings, will probably not leave their homes.

which could lead to some pretty high death counts if the dams really were as full as they thought.

so the point of this post? if you're a prayin' kind of person - please keep us in the words today as we find the fate of the neighborhoods closest to the damage, pray for the people who will lose their homes and for those who may lose their lives.


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