Thursday, April 15, 2010
Rain disaster in Niterói
It’s not possible to overstate the rain disaster that has struck our home town Niterói.
Imagine that your successful family business has been torn asunder by a landslide or flood.
Think for a moment that your house and everything in it has disappeared due to torrential rains.
Consider – heaven forbid – that your entire family, save yourself, has been taken from you due to lousy building codes and the total lack of civic enforcement of anything remotely associated with good building standards.
Now you find yourself in Niterói.
It is not pretty. Many neighborhoods are suffering.