Flooding after more than five minutes of rain is something many Maltese people consider a norm, but Msida still manages to be a standout hotspot for raging waters, stuck cars and endless Facebook uploads.
And while many people tend to blame the flooding on recent infrastructure implementations, maybe it’s just something we can’t really change… especially when it comes to places like Msida.
After all, it seems like it’s been happening for a very, very long time.
And thanks to a collection of rare photos from yesteryear, a very different Msida can be seen going through a very familiar problem…
Yes, that is indeed Msida’s lower roundabout, in sepia, flooded and full of vintage feels.
After yesterday’s rainfall, many localities around Malta seemed to sink below the waters running off of our roofs and many of us all seemed at a loss for how, in 2019, our roads cannot support adequate drainage systems.
Can you blame Mother Nature, though? Half of Msida is built at the bottom of a valley.
And valleys… well, they collect water.
St Joseph’s Church in Msida is the only thing above water at the moment, thanks to its historical architecture.
And the people were still braving the wet weather back then – give them a salute, I wouldn’t dare tread through the waters that fill up Msida’s lower half.