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||Works in a wastewater plant in Bystrzyca. Talks about his surprise when the flood came, and how they did not expect it.
||Felt “responsible for” his family and tried to remain calm as the water level rose. Felt disbelief that the house could just “disappear” and at the degree of destruction.
||Remembers how people initially tried to forget former conflicts and help each other. He worked for the anti-flood committee in Bystrzyca, organising first aid and material assistance.
||Talks about the reconstruction of his house and the loan he took out to cover it. His children attended therapy sessions and so now cope well.
||Their new house is located further from the river and higher. Notes how “jealous” people became at the way assistance was distributed. He witnessed “a very few unpleasant situations when a supply of clothes arrived”.
||Some people were disappointed with the levels of assistance, although he personally thought that it “was quite sufficient and satisfactory”. Mentions how much he lost when his house was destroyed: “it was part of my life … I am afraid, I will feel the pain till the end of my life”. Sheds tears as he looks back at pictures of his family building the house