Natural disasters

2008-06-21 00:00

The devastating floods on KwaZulu-Natal’s south coast represent a disaster of the first magnitude. It is more than just the loss of life and property, but the complete disruption of people’s lives in the short space of a single day that is so traumatic. As one flood victim noted, the house could be rebuilt, but all her precious memories had been sluiced away in the deluge.

On a more heartening note, it is wonderful to see the way in which people in all walks of life rally to assist the victims of a natural disaster, often putting their own lives in danger in the process. The response to the flood victims of our province has been in marked contrast with the unfeeling way in which the victims of an even more devastating inundation in Myanmar have been treated by their government.

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