Uganda: Flooding in the East - Why the Area Is Prone
Had Harriet Mutonyi known, she would have relocated earlier. Or stayed awake that night so as to at least save her herd of goats. But like people who are not expecting thieves, she and her eight children longingly retired to bed in their thickly thatched mud and wattle hut. Deep in slumber, after a day spent toiling in a nearby paddy, they did not even hear the thunder that occasionally accompanies rain. The thatch just absorbed the sound that rain usually makes on hitting iron roofs, which alerts those inside of its ferocity.