Flores, a Flooding Island

The small island of Flores was even tinier.

In the 1960s a ring surrounding the island was filled with large rocks and dirt, which became land for new houses, a street and a retention wall going all around the island.
The lake is claiming back the land. Due to the heavy rains during these last three years rainy seasons, large sections of the street and the retention wall have flooded.
In June I visited the Island and stayed at a hotel facing the lake, right off the street. The hotel has now flooded, along many houses in the vicinity.
The rains have stop but the waters have not retreated.

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