Well, we just continue to receive rain – lot’s of it – night after night it seems. We’ll see where it leads, hopefully it doesn’t last much longer, because the water is dangerously close to going over the orla (riverwalk & barrier) downtown. All the storm sewers have already backed up, meaning all the rain we receive doesn’t drain anywhere, just pools downtown (that’s where all the water is coming from). The biggest threat would be if the river went over the orla, it would completely devastate the downtown area. Let’s pray that doesn’t happen.
In the ribeirinhos (river villages), it’s even worse. There are entire villages under water- homes, schools, churches and all. I just posted a video to www.projectamazon.org to show the amazing challenge many Brazilians face. Life is certainly anything but dull at the moment- except for Ruth, who stays confined at home, taking it easy and treating the twins well!
Don’t forget that you can click any one of these pictures to see them larger – and you’ve just got to do that with this next great shot!