Not only was there significant structural damage to the area (see the last post) but also cosmetic damage. The beaches look very different with huge amounts of wood from the felled trees and all over the area you can still see the effects of the storm. The small river that runs behind the BI offices had also flooded and deposited litter all over the road.Thankfully help was at hand with 50 willing pairs of hands and a few big rubbish bags.

The Jujurhu preschool children went out for an hour and transformed the look of the place. It also taught them a good lesson about how much better somewhere looks without litter!

If only all the after effects of the storm were as straightforward. We have spent much of last week compiling lists of the damaged property and sending them to the relevant government departments. We’ll keep you posted with the progress.