‘When I woke, the house was full of water’: daunting cleanup follows Timor-Leste floods

‘When I woke, the house was full of water’: daunting cleanup follows Timor-Leste floods

The Guardian

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At least 150 people killed in Indonesia and Timor-Leste after tropical cyclone Seroja hit region

In Tasitolu, a suburb in the west of the capital, Dili, Batista Elo balances his young daughter on his hip as he stands in flood waters that reach up his thighs.

“I saved my family first and after that just got into the belongings, but there were some things that didn’t get saved,” recalls Batista of the wild Saturday night when his home was suddenly flooded.

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