Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Luanda: Cheias

On our way back into Luanda, we encountered some major flooding. If you look in the distance at these photos, you can see houses up to the windows in water. Hopefully, the families that lived there were able to get out before the flooding got this bad. Housing is a major issue in Luanda. The city is overcrowded and people have built homes where there is no zoning, no building codes, no city planners to tell them that this land will flood if it rains too much.

Sometimes when people in the US say they want less government...this is what I think of. When there is no government institution to make sure water drains away from homes and not into them, this is what happens.

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