Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Shaky ground...

 A level 3 emergency has been raised in Christchurch following a 6.3 earthquake today just before 1pm, and the whole area is on a high alert. The damage is reported as being extensive and the centre of the city has been extensively damaged with several building knocked down. there are a number of shelters and welfare centres being set up for those whose homes have been further damaged or destroyed.
how much more can that city take??

However, our Miss D is Ok, a little frazzled, but she is OK and so are her immediate family. That is great news particularly as there are multiple reported fatalities, as yet unconfirmed.
Phonelines are down, as is electricity to some areas, and Civil Defence is asking that phone lines be kept as clear as possible for emergency services.

check out the latest news here

our thoughts and prayer with all those in Christchurch


14 comments:

Sheryl said...

Thanks for the good news about our darling Deb and her family, I have been worried about her since I heard what has happened, Sheryl

Allie said...

Lord have mercy - I am praying for Christchurch...

Leeanne said...

thats good to hear Deb is OK, I just posted on her blog asking her.

Narelle said...

Just heard the news on the car radio and our local tv station has coverage.
Thanks for the good news about Deb.

Sue-Anne said...

We have been watching it here on the news and it is just devestating. My heart goes out to all who have been affected.

Karen en Marc said...

I will put a candle and keep my fingers crossed. Here in Europe we don't have earthqaukes. Hope they end soon in your beautiful country.

suzitee said...

Terrible terrible news....

Chookyblue...... said...

just watching the news now...........terrible destruction.........glad you have news on Deb.......

loulee said...

Debs is ok, thats great news. I can't imagine what everyone is going through.

clare's craftroom said...

Terrible , terrible .

Harmony Hopes Studio said...

Thoughts and prayers for those affected in New Zealand. Glad you are safe and sound.

Julia said...

So pleased to finally find some news about Deb and her family and that they are all safe - I did email Deb yesterday, but haven't heard back as yet (not surprising!)- thanks for letting us know.

Julia x

Stephanie said...

All good thoughts heading your way.

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Shiree! Glad you and Deb are OK. I think blogging is making the world a smaller place so we are all touched more by disasters like this, because we know someone who is/may be affected. Stay safe - prayers and thoughts coming to all kiwi mates from across the ditch! Bear Hugs! KRIS