Thursday, August 30, 2007

Brittons Hill disaster

By now you would have all heard the sad story of the collapse of an apartment block with a family of five last Sunday morning in Brittons Hill.

Well last night night (Wednesday) two of the five bodies were recovered. When I saw the photos of the lovely neighbourhood I shudder and wonder how many of our homes can suffer the same fate.

I expected that something like that would have happened in St. Andrew – or the Scotland District where land slippage or not uncommon but never in my wildest dreams thought that something could have happen in St. Michael.

Now I wonder what’s going to happen next - if there was a mortgage, would you still owe the bank? Would the Town and Country Planning department be responsible? Can you sue the contractors? If your building was insured would you be compensated – or is there compensation for such an act of nature or was it an act of nature? So many questions – so few answers.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Dean's gone!

Well Dean has come and gone. There were high winds and some rain last night. CBC television did a fantastic thing in covering last night's events, there were live discussions, updates etc. This morning there was lots of rain but this afternoon the sky has started to clear up some.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Tropical storm warning

This is my first posting for quite some time.

Woke up this mrning to find Barbados under a Storm warning. Judy Thomas, who is the head of our disaster services was on Mornin' Barbados TV programme telling the public what to do.

The sun is shining but there are some fuller than average clouds in the sky. There is a slight breeze, the birds are singing.... who would think anything is amiss.