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Family safe after 2nd big Earthquake in Christchurch

Friday, February 25, 2011

I am very thankful that my family are all safe again this time. I opened and ran the Civil Defence sector post, but our little beach settlement was not so badly hit this time. We had more liqufaction and the house is leaning over a bit more, but we got water and power on fairly quickly.
Then today I did a shift in the Rangiora Welfare Center. We took 4 buses of people from the Cowles Stadium welfare center they closed down due to sanitation problems. It ws so sad to see these people file in with they have with them in plastic bags or in one case, a bucket.

I may have to fly to Auckland to work for a week or two as my work building is safe but has no sanitation.

All in all, emotionally we are all devastated, but we know we are the lucky ones, My heart goes out to the families of those who have been lost.
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    My thoughts are with you and your family- glad you are safe.
    2066 days ago
    Take care in such a devastating and trying time.

    2067 days ago
    So glad to hear you all came through okay this time. the image you drew of the people who are now homeless really captures the pain of this devastating earthquake. God bless!
    2068 days ago
    I'm glad your family is safe - you are all in our prayers. God bless!
    2068 days ago
  • FATSOO51
    Thank God you and your family are safe!! My heart goes out to the people that have lost so much! Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers!!

    take care
    2068 days ago
    My thoughts go out to all the families who lost loved ones!
    I am glad that you and your family are okay. Hope you have a good day.
    2068 days ago
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