[NTLK] Christchurch, again...
drclu at swbell.net
Fri Dec 23 00:28:26 EST 2011
I'm glad you're ok.
On 12/23/11 7:20 AM, Tony Kan wrote:
> Hi Folks
> Thanks for your concern.
> Yes, we are OK. We were planning on meeting some friends in the city; thank
> God we hadn't left yet and we weren't in a shopping mall. All malls have
> been evacuated and won't re-open until structural engineers have inspected
> them. The airport is also closed. We've just had minor damage. Mostly
> broken lamp shades and books falling out of shelves. Over 25 aftershocks
> today. Mother-in-law in tears.
> Most importantly, no physical injuries though there have been reports of
> people harmed elsewhere. Big rock falls reported in the suburbs of
> Redcliffs and Sumner. More liquefaction in the Eastern Suburbs. The police
> have advised that no one should venture near the hills as there is further
> risk of rock falls. 26,000 people have no power. Water mains have burst in
> various suburbs.
> It is frustrating for those who are awaiting insurance payouts so that they
> rebuild. Wisely the insurance companies have been waiting for things to
> settle down. Today's events will push these payments further out in the
> Yet again, the trusty Newton continues to good service, heh.
> Sent from my Apple Newton Messagepad 2100
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