Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Update on the Earthquake at Christchurch.

We had such a devastating shock to see one of our prettiest cities virtually destroyed, by the huge earthquake, it kind of put me off posting frivolous things for a while. Things are still very bad in Christchurch, the state of emergency is still in place, but some schools have reopened and the worst destruction has been bulldozed down, ie mostly beautiful, iconic, historic buildings, the huge deep cracks in the road have been sort of filled in a bit and the deep volcanic silty mud that came out of the ground as sand volcano's, is being shovelled up slowly, soon life will be back to a semblance of normality.
Fortunately I was not involved at all but my daughter is still shaken up about it, and Christchurch people are still feeling multi earthquakes everyday of varying strengths, make me glad I don't live any closer. All we have been able to do is send parcels of food to feed those that have been displaced from their homes and money to help with repairs plus prayers for all of them. Thank Goodness there were no fatalities.

12 comments:

smallkucing said...

hope your daughter is ok

merike said...

I had no idea it was so huge a catastrophy. It must have happened during the vacation I had. I was away from home and information in the ship .. although they had a TV but it was so poor we didn't much watch it. I'm sorry that Nyle has been involved, I thought she lived elsewhere. I'm happy you are always lending a helping hand for those who need it!

İlhami Uyar said...

Get well soon,We had wöry about ,you are very lucky.Best wishes,stay well.

Cloudia said...

Be well all!!!!





Warm Aloha from Honolulu

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elena marin-alexe said...

I pray that God would protect the city and the inhabitants sai.Earthquake are devastating in some places. Glenis dear good thoughts!

claude said...

I am sure the town will be rebuilt with help of Lord we trust and the one of every people.

EG Wow said...

Thank you for the update. It was big news here for a few days and then we heard nothing. So thank you for filling us in.

Nieves said...

I hope everything comes to normal as soon as possible, it must be terrible to live it, but luckily there were no facilities, as you said. Cheer you up and cheer your daughter and my best regards for you Glennis,

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

Thanks for the update - we get nothing about on the media here.

Marja said...

oh how sweet of you glennis The after shocks are pretty creepy but they are getting less. It is sad to see when you drive around how many buildings are destroyed. Everybody is trying to live as normal as possible though and we move on

roughterrain crane said...

I am relieved to see your blog updated.

Reader Wil said...

It's terrible to know that in a short time everything can be distroyed. In 2005 I was in Christchurch and found it such a beautiful place. I have been thinking of you but couldn't find your blog. I knew Marja's blog so I could write to her. I hope that your daughter is soon all right!