Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Flood Camper in Saint-Tite

The torrential downpour in Mauritius forced many campers settling at Tereses Saint-Tite campground for the Western Festival to trade in their cowboy boots for their rain boots.

When they wanted to exit their trailer, many were unpleasantly surprised to find that they were surrounded by water.

The father of a tourist who came to see his grandchildren told that even in the afternoon, the rain boots were excessive. “My sons, their horses, they had to put them in the ‘trailer’, but there was almost water on the floor of the ‘trailer’ on horseback”, confirmed the grandfather to TVA Novels.

Another tourist also got up to fill water on the stairs of her trailer. She couldn’t go out without wearing long rain boots. “I didn’t have any more propane, but I was lucky, there was a firefighter who came to replace my propane tank, so at least we were able to make coffee,” he joked. Tourist.

Others had to redevelop their land to keep the horses dry. “We had to move our boxes, and we’d do it until it dried up or maybe we’d have to relocate them several times, that’s the inconvenience”, explained one festival-goer, who It wants to make sure its horses can lie down. dry land.

It is at the far end of the camp site that some sites were flooded during the night. In the afternoon, water was still visible in some places, but most of the waves had already retreated. One of the members of the management team, Melissa Hamelin, commented that the strong winds helped dry the ground.

“It will be fine if there is no more rain. We will be able to welcome our campers for tomorrow, especially for the coming weekend. We will be ready,” she said.

No evacuation was necessary. Only a few precautionary measures have been taken by the employees. “We have closed the sectors, we make sure that the trucks do not circulate, that the horses do not move, that it is safe for everyone,” assured Ms Hamelin.

While waiting for the grounds to dry, the campers headed for the big clean-up.

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