[NTLK] Christchurch, again...

Clu drclu at swbell.net
Fri Dec 23 00:28:26 EST 2011

I'm glad you're ok.

Doc Clu

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
> future.
> Yet again, the trusty Newton continues to good service, heh.
> Cheers
> Tony
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