Sunday, September 19, 2004

Lest we forget

Its still crazy over there. This may be repetitive but just because the 15 minutes of news coverage is almost finished doesn't mean that the people of Grenada aren't still struggling to cope with the effects of Ivan. A couple of hours of wind and rain have destroyed years and years of life. Read Here.

The aftermath and effects of a disaster last a long time but for those who are not directly affected all we just see are the highlights. We are most aware when the disaster is happening or immediately afterwards when the press gives full play to what has happened. Numbers are rattled off on screen about lives lost and damage done in millions or billions. We watch and listen and emphatize and then the news shifts to another trouble spot in the world and we forget about the first story. Too bad those affected cant just switch channels or move on to the next story. They have to deal with their disaster 24-7.

They don't have time to discuss figures on how many billions it would take to rebuild their country. They are concerned with getting the basics for survival; shelter, food, water.


KBarnes said...

Isn't that the truth. As a former Hurrican Fran victim, I can totally identify with those people. We completely lost our beach house to the ocean and had the roof peeled off our inland house. Talk about a hectic 6 months...And that's nothing compared to the Ivan victims...

Abeni said...

Yup we have to keep them in the forefront of our minds.Apparently the Govt playing politics with the distribution of supplies which is such a shame really