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Night Of Flooding Water

It was on Feb 2010 when everybody in our house compound in a deep sleep. At around 1am when we heard screaming sound from our neighbouring rooms. Immediately I and Young sisters woke up and discovered that it was raining heavily and all the rooms were flooded . We thus started calling for good samaritan who would lend helping hands. Since most of the rooms were flooded with water nobody was willling to sleep as owners were as busy as a bee to amptie their rooms with water without succeeding i started after a long tome of struggle without succeeding i statrted to call my father through the phone who was at work for the night shift who later called the slum group formation and whose work was to help the slum dwellers when are in problems such as fires, and break floods, helping people to use tlatrines etc. They responded rapidly and acted actively to get rid of water from houses which were as gearing up in plenty and long run would have caused loss of lives. From that day they decided to dry up trenches from that day, they future occurence of flooding in the slums.


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