Wednesday, February 23, 2011

We feel horror and sympathy for everyone affected by the earthquake in Christchurch. After beginning the slow recovery from the earthquake in September, they were yet again rocked by a huge aftershock yesterday which has killed many and destroyed vast areas of the city and outlying areas.
Watching the news all day yesterday I was reminded of footage from the Twin Towers  - debris and dust clouds with people emerging from them. It's truly horrific.

It's incredibly emotional. New Zealand is a tiny country, we have a small population, this affects everyone. It's quite simply, a total disaster. 



18 comments:

  1. Barb Dominey9:04 am

    You're all in my thoughts today. I do wish there was something I could do, here on the other side of the world.

    Barb_in_GA

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  2. My lady is watching the NZ news and reading online. This is so very tragic. xxxx oooo

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  3. It is very sad indeed, just so glad it was not near you guys.

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  4. Very sad here today too. Needing to turn off the news and take a break from horror.

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  5. Devastation anywhere in the world is a sad and terrible thing. Glad you are safe.

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  6. We're thinking of you all in the UK - watching on the BBC and can't believe the scale of it. It's unbelievable Laura - so sad

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  7. We are so very sorry for the devastation that is happening in your country & we are praying for all!

    Nubbin wiggles & hugs,
    Oskar & Pam

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  8. I sat and watched the online news yesterday too. It's absolutely horrific,Good luck to New Zealand with the ongoing rescue.
    Jan

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  9. Anonymous10:15 am

    Our thoughts are with all in NZ today, here in Aust., we feel your pain, you are our family too.

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  10. It's so sad Laura. I can't imagine what you all must be feeling across there just now, just desperation. I'm so glad you are ok and your friends.

    We're thinking of you!
    Rxx

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  11. Anonymous12:07 pm

    Thoughts are with you all over there ...us Aussies love you guys even if you do beat us at rugby ...both of our countries have taken a beating in the last few months ....we are a tough lot and we will get throught it .

    Wendy Mathers

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  12. Have seen the devastation on the news. It is horrible and heartbreaking. So glad you are okay.

    Liz

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  13. I have been watching the news here in Canada and it is heartbreaking.

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  14. Thanks all, we're not even affected but I just feel so sad for everyone.

    Charlotte I was glued to the news for about 5 hours yesterday until I was so numb I had to turn it off - then I felt guilty foe being able to do that. :(

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  15. Yes indeed. We were out in town shopping, saw the news on a big screen TV while passing some bar - people were congregating around so we wondered what was going on.
    What a truly awful thing to happen.

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  16. So very glad to know that you are okay. Thinking of you and your friends. L.x

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  17. My thoughts and prayers are with every one in NZ. especially in Christchurch. Some how us Auzzies feel a special heart tug to you all in NZ. I feel so helpless.
    Hugs
    Kay

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  18. Come down and help dig us out - we need volunteers on 18,19,20 March. You can camp at the A&P Showgrounds/Cantrbury Ag Park - there are flush loos and drinking water (no showers). Bring your shovels (AirNZ lets you bring them for free) and we will assign you to a team and you can dig people's houses out of the silt - there will be plenty still there then. Be part of the Farmy Army.

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Laura x