An Up-date

Greeting loyal readers and fellow maremmas. What has been happening here in New Zealand since the 7.5 earthquake yesterday morning:

• Aftershocks have continued to rumble through the night. As of 7am, there had been 860 since the 7.5 Kaikoura earthquake, GeoNet says. (Geonet is the go-to website in New Zealand, as it records all the earthquakes we have and we have lots of earthquakes). https://www.geonet.org.nz/

• Heavy rain warning for Wellington with 50-60mm forecast for this morning and gale-force winds in exposed parts of the capital. Three key roads have been closed in the region by flooding, disrupting commuters.  Wellington (New Zealand’s capital city) is now cuff off from the rest of the country, due to a weather bomb resulting in flooding and slips.  As they say: “It never rains but it pours”.

Just for a comparison: “NZ is about the same size as Oregon. Auckland (New Zealand’s largest city) is about the same size as Portland. http://www.dejal.com/blog/2007/09/new-zealand-and-us-comparison

Mummy found some photos pf the earthquake damage to share with you.  They all come from a place called Facebook.

 

And somewhere mummy walked past while she was in Wellington, over the weekend. Love the three bestest maremmas in all the land.

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14 Responses to An Up-date

  1. Nikitaland says:

    WOW, be safe over there! We will be thinking of you! Hugs!

  2. You guys stay safe. Looks like there is quite a bit of damage. We don’t usually have earthquakes where we live but we do have tornadoes……..and blizzards! Steinbeck has never seen a blizzard yet since he was just born in June. We’re thinking and praying for all the humans and fur people in your part of the world.
    Tiny purrs……Steinbeck
    Giant purrs…..Hemingway

  3. dear maremmas – yikes!! thinking of you and all of those affected! xx Karma & Steph

  4. Three Pups and a Couple of Kitties says:

    Thinking of you all. Thank you for the update. Take care.

  5. Amy says:

    Mother nature hits again. I hope there weren’t any lives lost in NZ and that you are all OK. We get tornadoes in TN, not earthquakes.

  6. I’m so sad for the people and the pets…. it’s scary to see what power such natural disasters can have… hugs to you all, stay safe…

  7. Kismet says:

    It looks like there’s a lot to do just to get back to the way things were. The railroad tracks look like they were designed by a bird who at too many fermented berries.

  8. Two French Bulldogs says:

    Wow that is so scary. The only thing we like about our earthquakes is you don’t know they are coming
    Lily & Edward

  9. corkscot says:

    Earthquakes are so frightening. We have plenty of time to prepare for hurricanes in Florida. You get little or no warning.

  10. noofmitchell says:

    When I heard about the quake, I wondered how all of you faired. Glad to hear the gang is alright.

  11. Thank you for the update. Hope you continue to all stay safe.

  12. Wow, those photos are amazing and scary! Glad you’re still safe and posting. Mommy is from California and says she’s experienced earthquakes but nothing like that! Schnauzer kisses 😘 and stay safe!

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