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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Thank You

Thanks for the kind messages flooding in from all over the world. The Loudons and our immediate  family are all absolutely fine.

The 65 dead has been downgraded to 39, but this is "identified" victims. Dead bodies are being left where they lie as rescuers concentrate on finding the living. Around 11 people were pulled out alive from collapsed buildings overnight. Police have warned that the finally death tally will be "significantly higher".

Personally I have only been touched twice - so far.

A friend's truck was crushed by rubble, 5 minutes after he stepped out of it.

Another friend,  Jo Giles,  hasn't been heard from. She is possibly in the 5 story CTV building that was leveled. Both bodies and survivors have been pulled from this building.

 Please keep her in your thoughts.

Thanks again for all the kind messages.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW ... Just found out about the Quake ... Be safe.

10:02 AM  
Anonymous Janice - Georgia, USA said...

We, in America, are all praying for the safe rescue of everyone still trapped & are with you in your sorrow for all the ones lost.

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Jeff Scott said...

I'm glad you & your loved ones are safe.

Prayers sent for the victims.

10:50 AM  
Anonymous Kathy said...

Praying for more rescues and thanking God for you and your family's survival. God bless you for all the wonderful research with which you enlighten us around the world.

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Texmom said...

So glad to hear you & your family are OK. I am sorry that your ton has to deal with this again so soon and praying for the families of those who didn't make it through this one.

11:06 AM  
Blogger stang289 said...

god bless you all .

1:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am glad that you and family are safe Trevor and am praying for your country. Thanks for keeping us posted.
Laurie L.

1:54 PM  
Blogger author said...

Looked randomly for a Kiwi Blog. Found you. A fellow libertarian.

Thoughts are with you from here in UK.

God Bless.

2:42 PM  
Anonymous K.C. said...

Here in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. Heard about the quake today. Bless you all. Please post if there is a specific charity accepting international donations.

3:17 PM  

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