Thursday, January 6, 2011

Staff quarters awash

It isn’t just the sub-camps that have experienced the challenges of rising and flowing floodwaters. The “House of Zadok” (also known as the Berghofer Pavilion)—where some staff are camping—almost floated away on Thursday morning as the rains came down and the floods came up!

Those staff who were available and able to cross the floodwaters had a mad scramble to lift any bags and mattresses off the ground. Anything on the floor was soaked through or floated away.

Staff rescued people’s bags, swept and cleaned the hall all morning, and later sandbagged the hall to protect against further water. Many litres of mud, water and grass, which had appeared so quickly, took a lot longer to clear.