When it comes to getting to and from work, the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon has become a popular destination for those who need to get to work or vacation before the next lockdown.
But for many locals, getting there is not easy.
The popular beachfront resort in Malibu, which is located in Malawi’s Central Kalahari province, is a popular spot for locals to stay when the lockdown is in effect.
But some residents have been experiencing difficulties accessing the property and the local community has been posting pictures of their luggage, cars and other items in a search for any way to get back to the area.
“When the lockdown started, people didn’t have the time to leave their homes, so people went out to the beach to take advantage of the conditions,” said Ndola Gombak, who lives in the area and is also a photographer.
“It’s really bad for the community, and it’s really sad because this place was really beautiful.”
While the Malbom beachfront is popular, the residents who live there are also struggling to get home, as well.
“We’re going to need to stay here, because we are going to have to use our cars, our bikes, our generators, we have no power,” said Gombag.
“There’s no electricity in the carport, so we’re going have to have generators or we’ll have to buy generators to get the lights on.
It’s really tough for us.”
Gombok said some residents had also lost their vehicles, and that the local businesses that normally provide services at the beach have been hit hard by the lockdown.
Local media outlets have reported that the Malbahim beachfront has been locked down, and many residents have posted on social media that they are not able to get around or get food in the days leading up to the lockdown, as they are being turned away.
One resident, who goes by the online handle, Lola, posted on Twitter that her family has been forced to sleep in the backyard for two days, because she was not able find a way to enter the property to return home.
“They told us to stay in the house, we said, ‘No, we’re not going to stay inside,'” she said.
“I’ve got my kids, they’re all here.
I’m just going to sleep there.
My family is in a house, they are just going there.
We’re all just going.”
Residents of the Malawi National Wildlife Reservation have also been reporting a lack of electricity in their homes since the lockdown began.
“This is a very, very, difficult situation,” said one of the residents, who asked to remain anonymous for safety reasons.
“No power, no water, no access to electricity, water is not coming.
So it’s just a really hard situation.”
The situation is exacerbated by a lack and uncertainty over the closure of the refuge, which has been a popular tourist attraction since it was established in the 1980s.
A recent report by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) estimated that the refuge would lose as much as 20% of its land in the next few weeks if the lockdown was not lifted.
While some residents are still optimistic about the future of the area, others are worried about the lack of power and the uncertainty of the closure.
“The whole country is in chaos, because it’s very, extremely bad,” said Rachael Rook, who is one of several residents who have been staying at the refuge for months.
“So there’s really not a lot of information coming out from authorities.
We don’t know what’s going to happen, so it’s not like anything’s really going to change, but it’s a very scary situation.”