I know we haven't finished the history thing yet, but this is an 'emergency' blog!
It rained in UB today. So what, you say? Well, I mean it really rained in UB today! And you have to understand that they have no storm drain system here but lots of concrete poured everywhere for the rain to collect in and run off from!
The result -- well they say that a picture is worth a thousand words. So, take a look at few thousand words! And keep in mind, we were driving in this on our way out to take dinner to the missionaries in our branch in Nalaikh. Oh, I apologize for the bad quality on some of them. We had to keep moving for obvious reasons!
And yes, these are all pictures of the 'road' as we made our way through the mess! They are saying that this was a record breaker for UB. We believe it!
We are seeing on the news that large brick walls were undermined with the flow and fell over on some parked cars and much damage has resulted across the city. We say gers in the countryside which were obviously flooded (gers were never made for this kind of storm!).
This was one those which will be referred to as the storm of the century!