I went on holiday
with my family, to a small Greek Island. We were going to spend two
whole weeks basking in the sun, eating traditional Greek food and
relaxing on the beach. Everything was going to plan until one day,
in fact the eigth day of my holiday, the sky changed from being a
bright blue to a dark grey colour. It started to rain. I really believed
that the rain would last maybe an hour or two. I retreated back into
the hotel to take a little rest. I closed the shutters, got into bed
and set the alarm clock to go off in two hours time, a siesta, why
When the alarm clock went off,
I jumped out of bed, opened the shutters and to my total dismay it
was still raining. The rain was falling quite heavily. On the ground
there were huge puddles, "How strange!", I said to myself. I had been
abroad many times but I had never experienced heavy rain. I decided
to walk up to the entertainment room, to see if I could pass the time.
On my way there, I was presented with quite a shock. The path to get
there was completely flooded and covered with a thick mud.
The next day when I woke up,
it was still raining and the hotel was completely flooded. The corridors
leading in to the apartments were filled with water, at least 1 metre
deep. People with hotel rooms next to the mountain had been evacuated
because mud had fallen down from the mountain. The dining room had
water running down the walls. There wasn't any food because there
wasn't any electrical power. My holiday had turned into a disaster.
That day, the hotel manager
announced, "Due to the circumstances, everyone is to evacuate the
island as soon as possible". Later that day, boats were sent from
Greece to come and collect us. As soon as I arrived at main land Greece
I sighed a sign of relief, I was safe and sound!