Monday, September 06, 2010

It's been a very long weekend...

Natural disaster time...

Earthquake measuring 7.1 at 4.35am Saturday 4th September... followed by masses of aftershocks some into the 5.0 on the Richter Scale and coming at least hourly till last night...
Power out for nearly all of Sat... but we were lucky to get our power on by then... some were without power yesterday... seriously thankful for the very brave linesmen who left their families to make things better for everyone... and thanks have to go to the families of the linesmen as well... watching your husband/father/partner leave home to head to work after the earthquake you have just experienced would NOT be an easy thing to do...

and then just to add insult to injury ... topped off with gale force winds during the night (Sunday 5th Sept) when everyone is just a little on the jumpy side anyway... like why on earth couldn't the winds hit during the day when at least you can see what the heck is going on! Power out again last night... though once again the linesmen came through restoring power quickly...

now if the weather forecasters are right (and I hope and pray that they aren't this time!) we are in for another crappy night filled with heavy rain this time!

ENOUGH already!

and we are blessedly lucky to have a home that hasn't sustained damage... I don't envy those who are struggling through with no home to return to... homes severely damaged during the quake... affected by the broken sewer pipes... those with no running water due to water mains pipes bursting...

And now the schools are closed ... till at least Wednesday to ensure that all schools can be checked for damage... an unexpected couple of days off for the kids...

2 Comments:

Blogger Sharon said...

So glad you are all ok ... it must have been terrifying! I have nightmares about earthquakes and I don't even live on a fault line!!!

8:10 PM  
Blogger Simply Sarah said...

Wow, very scary! We got hit with a pretty big earthquake in March (well, big for California) and every time a truck drives by the house, I worry if its the ground rumbling or not. Glad you are safe!

5:21 PM  

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