Christchurch Earthquake

Tuesday, 22 February 2011
I woke up to an alarming text message from my brother. Christchurch has been hit by another one of the thousands of aftershocks but this time it's a major catastrophe. Thank God my parents are alright. I took photos of the town when I was back a few months ago but the flattened buildings and massive destruction make the town centre unrecognizable but worst of all, the rising death toll.

Pyn-girl, one of my closest friends took me out to the Banks Peninsula and then drove around to point out the damage to the town. She works right in town where the worst damage is. I haven't been able to get hold of her. I'm praying that she's fine. Another friend wrote back to tell me that she's out of town which is a relief. I can't help but worry about the ongoing shocks which are close to the surface.

16 comments:

  1. thinking of your family and friends! best, rachel

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  2. Thank you, Rachel. Really appreciate the kind gesture.

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  3. This is terrible! I'm praying for your friends and family!

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  4. Thank you, Laura. I can't believe the utter destruction. I'm still desperately trying to find my friend. I am thankful that my parents and the other friends are safe and sound.

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  5. The earthquake is terrible news. I hope that you near and dear ones are all fine. Hugs, Linda

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  6. After horrifying pictures from NZ, I'm relieved to read that your family and friends are in no danger and in good health. I hope your friend is also safe and sound. Best regards, Milica

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  7. Thank you, Linda & Fandora for your kind words. I've finally heard back from my friend. She's unhurt but very shaken. I pray that the ones still trapped in the buildings will be rescued swiftly.

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  8. Thank goodness your family and your friends are all right!
    -S

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  9. i am praying for your friend. such a terrible thing. it's hard to believe.

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  10. I am happy to hear that your friend is fine and I do hope that those people trapped in buildings will be rescued ASAP! Hugs, Linda

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  11. I heard the news on radio yesterday morning and was thinking about you...

    Glad to know that your family and friends are fine. I am sending my best wishes to Pyn-girl!

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  12. S, Terri, Linda and q9y8 - thank you so much for your support and thoughtful gesture. My friend managed to get in contact with me. I can't imagine what it must be like for those who have lost their homes and loved ones.

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  13. Glad that your family and friends are all okay!

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  14. Hey Marlene, thank you so much for your concerns during quake time, I am extremely glad to say I'm safe and sound - and also very glad to have a caring friend like you :)

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  15. *a BIG hug to you*, Pyn-girl. I'm so very glad and relieved you made it out of town ok. You keep well, ok and holler if you need anything.

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