Heavy flood in Port Louis (Mauritius)

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Heavy flood in Port Louis (Mauritius)

Post by davemanu2000 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:49 pm

it has rained heavily throughout the night . We were threatened by unprecedented floods . Port Louis having chains of mountains along its three sides and one side facing the sea . Although there are large canals to divert the rain water ,that was not enough . Within one and a half hours the water rushed with great speed overtook all the roads and they appeared asrivers . many cars and other vehicles were carried away .All stores and offices had to be hastily closed to avoid human drowings .it is a great natural calamity .
It was a flash flood . We have to bear the caprices of Dame Nature .You may have a view on You Tube.

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Re: Heavy flood in Port Louis (Mauritius)

Post by Banana » Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:16 pm

Is this just down from Mythomroyd ??

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Re: Heavy flood in Port Louis (Mauritius)

Post by CaptJohn » Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:40 pm

Good luck Dave. Hope you and your family are OK.
I have fond memories of Port Louis but from quite a long time ago. (1973)
We loaded raw, bulk sugar in a wonderful island paradise and discharged it in Greenock on the Clyde, which is not an island paradise for sure :lol:

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Re: Heavy flood in Port Louis (Mauritius)

Post by IanMcL » Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:59 pm

Thanks for posting Davemanu. Trust no lives lost and homes intact.

Floods are dangerous.

Speedy recovery to all affected.

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Re: Heavy flood in Port Louis (Mauritius)

Post by davemanu2000 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:24 pm

So far no lives have been lost .They are secured . People are asked to stay at home as the roads may be too slippery .

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Re: Heavy flood in Port Louis (Mauritius)

Post by Ashingtonclaret46 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:55 pm

Really sorry to read about the flooding problems, dave, and I hope that everyone stays safe and that things will return to 'normal' very quickly.
Take care of yourself and your family, best wishes from Alan & Pat

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Re: Heavy flood in Port Louis (Mauritius)

Post by JohnMac » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:09 pm

Stay safe Dave

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