A Brief History Of The Last Flood, And The Next One
I could never relate to stories about the flooding. No one directly related to me felt the impact, and it was quite easy for me to just scroll past another blog story covering the tragedies. I was oblivious to it. It didn't affect me, and I really didn't care.
Not until the stories started coming in troops; real life documentaries, videos of flood victims lamenting at their woes, and somehow, it did something. Helped me see it in a crystal clear trajectory.
It wasn't just about the stories. It was the people, the family, the lives lost in the flooding, the despair, the hopelessness. It took on meaning. It took on a new realization for me; it was the people's reality! Alas! It dawned on me, and even though I couldn't possibly despair more than the bereaved, the weight of it weighed me down.
For days, I did a routine follow-up on the stories and I prayed fervently for comfort, for each one of them. I couldn't even begin to imagine the trauma, but somehow, I could feel some parts of it.
Reading this now felt like I was experiencing it first hand, and the wave of despair just hit me again. Thank you, Victor, for covering these stories. Well-done to the team, too.
Reading this i felt like i was there with them , the way everything was put into words and illustrated. I pray for all the affected families. It can’t be easy. ❤️🙏🏽
I don't know how to explain how I feel reading this. I sincerely feel for Mr Aleru. Going through this every year is what I don't want to imagine what it does to the families. I hope help comes soon
After reading this story, something opened up in me like a spigot, and all sorts of emotions start to gush out. This story is as interesting as it is tragic.
Victor Daniel has this power of illustrative writing. He literally walks us through the travail of these people as affected by the effects of the flooding. My heart goes out to all of them, for all it's worth.
We all talk about big mishaps like a collapsing house. Or a falling bridge. Or earthquakes. But nobody ever really talks enough about the destructive consequence of a natural disaster like flooding.
I could relate to this stories cos people vlose to me were victims.. the pictures gave life to story as well... I wish the government will gind a long lasting solution to this flood..
Well researched and written, captivating till the very end. Brought the realities of the flooding more closely, quite sad these families have to go through this. Wishing all the affected families strength and help to survive this and thrive after. Thanks for this story ❤️
I have never experienced flood before, but reading this looks really hard and traumatizing, I hope the people affected find comfort, peace and a better place to stay.
Victor and the team, this is really captivating and beautiful. Thank you all.
Not a nice thing to experience. I remember that 2012 own vividly, it was bad, commuting from Anyigba to Abuja , as I was still a student was not funny. May they all find succour. Beautiful story. Well done.
I've never experienced flooding. However, sometime last month, my brother's house flooded and when I saw him the following day and the state of his apartment, I knew it wasn't something I would wish on my worst enemy. I hope the people you talked about in this story and other victims we do not know their stories find relief. Well done, Victor!
It didn't look like a story to me. It seemed as though I was in the pictures in real time. Great work