Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A sad day

It is now Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - one week since I wrote the post below. The death toll form the Christhchurch eathquake is officailly now 154 with the police saying it is likely to rise to 240.  Many people are still missing. Two minutes of silence around New Zealand at 12.51pm today .

There have been more aftershocks. The damage to buildings and the people of Chritchurch is ongoing, massive, unimaginable and I don't have the right words to write here, but this letter published in The New Zealand Herlad (one of our main daily newspapers) says what many New Zealanders are feeling

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/paul-holmes-on-new-zealand/news/article.cfm?c_id=1502869&objectid=10708766

and for daily updates of how things are in Christchurch

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/
http://www.stuff.co.nz/ 
http://www.tv3.co.nz/




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I had planned to post about my holiday last week, but it doesn’t seem right to post my own news after the 6.3 earthquake that happened in Christchurch (the biggest city in the South Island of New Zealand - I live in Auckland in the North Island) at 12.51pm today. There is massive devastation and, less than six hours on, 65 people have been confirmed dead with many more trapped or missing. There are also continuing aftershocks.

My thoughts are with the people and animals of Christchurch.

10 comments:

Amber-Mae said...

That's just horrible! My thoughts & prayers with them too. You stay safe too okay?

MAXMOM IN SA said...

Hey there Fran...
You guys and the folks at http://fourpawsandwhiskers.blogspot.com/
were in my first thoughts after I heard the dreadful news this morning.
Sending a whole tidal wave of love and support for your country and you all at this difficult time.
Also sending my sincere love,
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

Mango said...

It was terrible news to hear. We are keeping all the folks in NZ in our thoughts.

Mango Momma

Maggie and Mitch said...

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all in harm's way. This is just horrible.

Mrs. JP said...

We'll be praying for God's peace to prevail over ALL New Zealand.

Inky and Molly said...

We know, this is shocking news. We hope all our kiwi friends are and stay safe...

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We've been following the updates on our news - and from our furiends' blogs and FB pages -

So furry sad -

Our paws will be khrossed fur all -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

sprinkles said...

Sorry I haven't been by lately. I've been so busy with school. I've appreciated all of your comments though.

So sorry to hear about the earthquake. So sad that some people didn't make it out alive. I've never been through one and can't even begin to imagine what that must be like. I'm glad that you're all safe and sound.

Asta said...

Wiley
I too am heawtbwoken fow those fuwwkids and hoomans who wewe stwuck by this twagedy
I pway fow them and theiw familes.
Thank dog you awe all wight
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Jacqueline said...

We are purring and praying for all those affected by the devastating tragedy, but are so glad you guys are alright...We are sending love and big hugs, sweet boy...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki