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September 4th, 2010
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One sunny day

The first decent weekend day in quite some time, and the residents of Wellington get outside and eat icecream. It seems a little unreal to think of Christchurch being under a state of emergency.

I went home to find that friends there were slowly reporting in, mostly via Facebook, as power, phone and internet has been restored. I spoke to shoobear via Skype while aftershocks went on in the background. Another friend reports that the 'quake fixed his stuck garage door, and is planning a movie night tonight featuring either Earthquake or 2012. Tasteful, what.

More seriously, from the news, the sewerage system is out, and water is contaminated - boiling is recommended. Many houses are uninhabitable, the occupants have been evacuated, and the central city is a mess. Although the weather has been cooperative today, it's going to turn nasty overnight, and there are worries about the effect of the winds on destabilised structures.
It's going to be expensive to clean up, but no lives have been lost.

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From:wcg
Date:September 4th, 2010 09:36 am (UTC)
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It's going to be expensive to clean up, but no lives have been lost.

I guess today is a day when you Kiwis do know how lucky you are.
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From:shoobear
Date:September 7th, 2010 01:00 am (UTC)
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It was good to hear from you ;) Last night's shocks were pretty epic - even my big tough CEO got completely spooked and built himself an earthquake fort!

Only one life lost from the record amount of simultaneous heart attcka, but this is possibly negated by the record number of births this weekend :P

Christchurchians rock, by the way. Everyone's banded together. SO proud of Chch right now!
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From:dianavilliers
Date:September 7th, 2010 06:31 am (UTC)
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Christchurch and its inhabitants do indeed rock - in all possible senses of the word. ;-D

I was so happy to see you on-line, and it was completely fortuitous that I happened to have skype on at the time.
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