"Rain rain, it rains incessantly and flows into the river of tears.
The images that invade the screen of the TV are rubble. There is destruction everywhere, muddy, potholed streets, raised sidewalks, open sewers, water pipes destroyed, families fleeing their homes because of flooding.
Outside it's pouring down rain. I do not run a risk, but in some municipalities of Rio de Janeiro population suffers. The sludge-filled rivers overflow , invade all the room , there are no barriers to retain its water.
It is a river of tears, as in the movie Dr. Victoria Fahlberg. In 1996 she called U.S. asking me to join data on the flood in which my house became a shelter and she and other friends helped me. This work was for post-doctoral course in major disasters. They studied at Harvard, the Victoria and Dr Lenny Smith. They stayed a week in Brazil, in my house and how I learned.
Floods are part of my life.
For years I lived with the ghost of the waters of Rodrigues de Freitas Lagoon, south of Rio de Janeiro, invading my shack in the slums of Praia do Pinto.
The Government decimate an OS which are resources intended for Reconstruction and prevention of these disasters.
Why not change this situation? The Government does not create strategies to minimize this pain.
The where are the resources to prevent these disasters?
I learned to work with flood victims. My teachers were with their flooding rains.
Many individuals are united in support of victims. All work to raise funds for people, minimizing the loss with flooding.
My teacher was rain.
We are left asking only for God's mercy and that he retains the waters of Heaven
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