Sunday, October 16, 2005

RAIN RAIN GO AWAY

Wow...more rain. Kingston has been getting daily showers of rain for what must be at least a month now. Its almost impossible to believe that earlier in the year we were worried about drought conditions. Since Dennis and Emily did their sideswipe of the country earlier in the year, we have probably only had two weeks in which there was no rain. I cannot take it anymore. The worst part of the rain is our laughable drainage systems. Our roads turn into little rivers when it rains...and with the continuous rains and now supersaturated soil, everything runs on the surface so that 15 minutes of rain equals mini floods all over the capital.

If ever we forgot that we were third world, the haphazzard, unscientific construction of our roads, leaves us with no doubt in our minds. My cry is that the National Works Agency (NWA) must be extremely embarassed every time it rains, i know that i am. But as with everything else, politics dictate the awarding of road construction contracts, and so i fear we will be driving on a prayer whenever it rains for many years to come.

To top it all off, this long weekend with a holiday on Monday, is normally a party till u drop weekend. This was more like, try to keep dry and watch nuff tv weekend...and if u feel like, catch up on some work. Me, i am gone to do just that.....until next time....

4 comments:

Andrea said...

I was blogsurfing and found you; read you and like you. Think I am going to popping by quite often.

Stunner said...

Hey the rain is certainly pounding us. i agree with you about the NWA and the state of Kingston whenever the rain falls. In fact I just made a new post re the rain and the state of our roads.

It's always a good idea to walk with your camera, you never know what you might snap!

Thanks for droppin by.

Anonymous said...

So. Were you one of the braves that made it to MTV's TEMPO on Sunday?

Ri said...

Keep dry. Still wet here as well.