Boulder leaves family homeless

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Boulder leaves  family homeless

Lindy Emmons a day care worker from Grand Roy St. John and mother of three, is thanking God for her life and those of her family while at the same time counting her losses after boulders fell onto her house causing much damage to the building and some of her household appliances. 

According to the distraught mother, she was not at home at the time of the incident but received a call on Sunday informing her of what had happen to her house. Ms. Emmons told the Grenada Informer that since she was not at home at the time she couldn’t tell the exact time of the incident but was informed by neighbors that it happened sometime after two on Sunday afternoon. 

Fortunately for the family, she said, at the time she was out for the weekend with her daughter and her sons were with their father.  

According to Ms. Emmons she has been living in the area for about eleven years and this is her first experience with such an incident. However from all appearances there could be lots more boulders coming down in the near future. On the hillside there are many more loose ones, which make it dangerous for anyone living in the vicinity.

The house is presently uninhabitable, the force of the impact having badly damaged the pillars as well as part of the house itself.

Ms. Emmons and her children are presently staying with family members but it is only a short-term arrangement because that house is overcrowded and can hardly accommodate her and her three children. 

She laments the state of affairs saying it’s really hard because she cannot do anything. One of her sons was just successful at the CPEA exam and her daughter who is only three years will be starting school in September.

 In tears, she explained that the children’s room is practically destroyed. The bed and everything that was inside that room are damaged, her washer is crushed, the kitchen door cannot open because of a stone that is jammed onto it, the pillars have been shaken loose hence it is not wise to enter for fear the house may collapse at any moment.

The unfortunate mother said up to the time of this interview on Monday only someone from NADMA had visited and advised her that the area is very dangerous since there may be many more boulders on the hill poised to come down at any time. Up to that time she hadn’t seen or heard from the Parliamentary Representative for St. John – Hon Alvin DaBreo.

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