Cyclone Seroja aftermath: ‘I prayed and prayed in the dark’

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In Kupang, Indonesia, residents wait for aid after torrential rain, destructive winds and flooding forced thousands into shelters

On Sunday at midnight, Linda Tagie, 29, rested her three-year-old baby on the bed. Linda, who lives together with her husband, 79-year-old mother-in-law and only child in Sikumana, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia, was shocked by a strong wind and heavy rain. The electricity suddenly went off.

“I prayed and prayed in the dark,” she said. The wind eventually stopped on Monday morning. She walked out of the house and found the roof gone from the back part of the house. “Electricity cables, tin roofs, and trees lie on the street in front of our house,” she said.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian

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