|Rodney Bay, Sunday morning at the end of Tomas|
|Bois d'Orange bridge is no more|
|Landslip near La Croix going towards Marigot|
|Vigie Airport not looking too bad|
It was just Thursday afternoon that I had a great session with the Micoud Cluster of the St. Lucia Network of Rural Women...we had great plans to forge ahead with good stuff - I wonder how they all are now? And my friends in Choiseul - just roaring into gear after the best training sessions in years, buyers jumping in excitement at the new products...Jean Cooper and her masses of newly dyed straws, she was preparing for Jounen Kweyol that should've happened yesterday and today...I hope she and her family and all the others are ok and their work was safe too. Such fragile lives.
Some reports I saw online said no deaths. If only we were so lucky; so far I heard of two - a woman died as brakes failed in a minibus and apparently a visitor died swimming in the rough seas. I fear as we start to hear from the south, that there will be more dead.
|Junction in Cul de Sac going towards Vieux Fort|
|House slid down the hill, Anse la Raye|
|Fishing for Cows, Cul de Sac|
This morning we wake to Vigie Airport being re-opened, but still no communication with many parts of the south of the island. Reports of a massive slide of the road I believe near Canaries - I apologize, the name has vanished from my head! Hewanorra not open yet, but they're working on it. But the road to Castries is still questionable - slipped on the main road, not sure if a back route is passable.
The country will need help. I'll post more as I hear it. In the meantime, listen to Helen !00 online
|Soufriere, Hospital Rd. Photo by Fabian Wells|
UPDATE Monday 3:20 pm
News has reached us now that at least 2 bodies were found in the landslide at Quatre Chimen - Livity Art Studio. Possibly all the family were lost - The Minister of Tourism said Sabi and Eugenia, a resident said the kids...may those who have left us rest in peace.
|Eugenia and Sabi - thanks Tricia for this lovely photo|