Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Well we do have power but no water.

The dust is now a major problem making breathing difficult. This has been caused through the liquefaction which was very bad throughout the city. I saw this at first hand when I went to get water last week and saw vans down holes in the road and submerged in the liquefaction. They have now been dragged out. Students have been helping to shovel up the liquefaction in the streets and there are huge mounds up and down the streets. The students have been fantastic. With the dry and dusty conditions the winds are now creating the breathing problems.

We are continuing to get a lot of after shocks which make everyone very jumpy.

I must admit this sort of experience makes you realise what is important and it is not the material things!!

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