New Zealand rocked by Earthquake; Feb 22nd, 2011

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  1. mudpuppy

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    A report from Reuters is below. My prayers go out to those folks, the pictures of the disaster are frightening:
     
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    Dang. Are any of our NZ members in that area? Check in, y'all, let us know what's goin on!
    My prayers go out to those involved.
     
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    Agree! Everyone that can, please do check in to let us know that you're alright!
     
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    Best thoughts and prayers to our NZ friends. You guys be safe and let us know your ok.
     
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    #5 mikewint, Feb 22, 2011
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    There was nothing on the early AM news about this. I seem to recall a few members listing New Zealand but don't recall any specifics members.
    My prayers to all involved
     

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    Recent Pics of the Quake, 65 reported killed so far
     

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    Prayers go out to all involved.

    I hope our NZ forum members are alright as well.
     
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    Me too. I e-mailed Daniel (109 Roaming) about 03:00 hrs this morning (UK time), but no reply yet. Of course, utility services will be affected, so hope I get a reply eventually.
     
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    I hope they are ok.
     
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    Terrible news to hear.

    Hope everyone is OK and my prayers go out to everyone who is there.
     
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    This one is very bad and they recon it's an aftershock from the one they had some 5 months ago. Hit at lunchtime in NZ and the city was crowded. I also sent a PM to Daniel (109roaming) at 7pm (9:00am GMT) last evening but nothing back yet. My thoughts are with you guys over there and I hope your all okay.
     
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    Hope all are safe!
     
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    Please check in Kiwi friends! I hope you guys are all safe.
     
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    Hope all are safe and well.......Talk to us Daniel....you ok mate!
     
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    Just got a reply from Daniel. He's OK where he lives, but his parent's and grandmothers' houses have been damaged, and the roads flooded, with cars buried, but they too are OK.
    He sent a couple of pics, showing the flooding and a 4 x 4 half buried in a hole, but I'm having a bit of trouble downloading them to post here.
    As we will have seen on the TV news, damage is extensive, and Daniel says it could take months, possibly years, to get things sorted, as the epi-centre was close and shallow.
    The airport (where he works) is closed to normal traffic, and the chaos on the roads has meant lack of staff, leaving Daniel to deal with a Singapore AF transport by himself !
    International aid has arrived from Oz, UK and other places, with a US Galaxy inbound as he typed. Daniel hasn't been able to access the forum due to the 'block', so I've told him how to get in. Hopefully, when he finds time amid the chaos, he'll check-in and up-date us. If not, I'll pass on any news he sends.
     
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    Good to hear he and his family are safe.
     
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    Amazing how much of a pounding "Down Under" has been getting,hope they recover quickly..
     
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    great news about Daniel, my thoughts go out to everyone affected
     
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    Same here, glad he and his are OK.
    Open question, is it possible to do a global search of the sites members, sorting for location if listed and then send a global email/PM?
     
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    Excellent news! Thanks for keeping us informed Terry.
     
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