Sort of raining in Caracas

August 12, 2009

(Este post en español aquí)


Altamira overpass at 4 PM today, picture taken by Twitter user tukeke

Autopista de Pdos a la altura de Campitos

Distribuidor Los Campitos, same time today. Unknown author

(Of course, according to Jacqueline Farias, thanks to the work she did, there are no “lagoons” nor has any street collapsed. I guess this is just a “sensation”, a “feeling” that we have that there is lots of water, but it just ain’t there)

17 Responses to “Sort of raining in Caracas”

  1. Roberto Says:

    So you ended up in Emil Friedman, or close enough. I went to school there for one year, in 77. As luck would have it, I had my Mom as my English Teacher.

    I was really popular with the girls that year. Just that year…………

    Today, you would need much more than a skateboard, no?

  2. GWEH Says:

    good one Robert! I lived on ruta B from 77-81… I vaguely remember flooding. I got mugged down there while on skateboard by a bunch of niches… I fought them off with my skateboard and climbed up the cerro skateboard in hand… I actually got away.

  3. Roberto Says:

    Oh, BTW, it wasn’t as flooded as in the picture above, but it was huge.

  4. Roberto Says:

    You know, about 25 years ago, in that very place in los Campitos I was driving a 1967 VW Bug, came off the autopista and ran into a lagoon like that one.

    I barely had time to react, and decided to go for it.

    The VW FLOATED across the lake, and when the wheels touched ground again, away we went!

    Take that, Hummers!

  5. Kepler Says:

    Miguel, I don’t understand what those pictures are for.
    Do you mean there could be flooding there some time in the near future?
    As far as I see everything is fine on those motor roads on both pictures: some lorries and cars are passing by, the sun shines, the roads are well kept.
    Or is there a detail that escape my eye?
    By choosing those pictures you may give the impression you are imagining those paths are full of water or something, which would make people think you have, more than a feeling, a completely distorted perception of reality, bordering on the psychotic.
    If you want to keep abreast with how normality reigns in Venezuela, you need to watch this:

  6. Arator Says:

    I am sure the Chavez official retards are saying: “The sewer system is working as intended. All this is either a figment of your imagination or a plot by the CIA to drown us and allow Colombia to take over”

  7. Floyd Looney Says:

    while Ledezma is calling for emergency actions.

    It is always possible that there are no longer any emergency supplies and equipment around. They seem to be taking the country apart and looting everything else. Let us not assume they haven’t done the same with these emergency systems.

  8. jen Says:

    oooh F…my daughter…

  9. jen Says:

    Deanna, it’s in the article in the link that’s in the post…she said in almost the same breath that there were no problems but that problems should be reported to such and such…she’s a work of art just like the rest of them…

    My daught told me to go home and get some shampoo so we could shower in the rain…I think it was probably possible today…

  10. Deanna Says:

    By the way, where’s Jacqueline Farias during this mini-disaster? I haven’t heard nary a word from her, while Ledezma is calling for emergency actions. Is she really the governor of the Distrito Capital, or is she just there for decoration?

  11. Roberto Says:

    Darn it Miguel! You KNOW that that wasn’t rain, but the sensation of rain that caused the sensation of flooding. Quit making stuff up that upsets us.

  12. jen Says:

    I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at her remarks! But I guess after almost 11 years nothing surprises us anymore. The pictures on TV and the internet really shocked me and I live here 😦 How can “they” act like nothing happened…just a media hype…yeah right!

  13. […] Llueve un poco en Caracas Agosto 12, 2009 (This post in English here) […]

  14. GWEH Says:

    that’s my old digs … ruta B de los campitos!

  15. FC Says:

    WTF??? I really hope those cars in the Campitos distributor are empty!

  16. Gringo Says:

    “sort of” = understatement of the month.

  17. firepigette Says:

    oh my GOD

    Stay safe

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