Hi everyone. Yesterday’s earthquake in Mexico has had very strong consequences: dozens of collapsed buildings, people trapped underneath, a school nearby with many children, bridges, a supermarket. There are thousands of voluntaries, people helping in any way they can. But more is needed. If you can, please donate. Something. Anything. Whatever you can, it will help tremendously. Here’s a link in English that is very easy to follow. Thank you:
The above photo was taken yesterday about an hour after the earthquake, around the corner from my house. Fortunately there were no victims. But we can use all the help we can get. Thank you again.
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I wish you and yours courage, serenity and safety, Brieuc. I’ll follow the link. “Like” is totally inadequate in this case.
Merci Gilles. les nôtres sont sains et saufs mais il y a beaucoup de blessés et de disparus. Terrible.
My thoughts are with you … and I donated, indeed.
Merci. On both counts. C’est assez affreux. Apparemment moins “grave” que 1985, mais ça reste terrible. Surtout l’école… 😦
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Please know my thoughts are with all those who are suffering from these disasters. I clearly remember my feelings during and after Irma. Please go to https://equinoxio21.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/mexico-earthquake/ read the post and help if you can. Thank you everyone. Hugs
Thank you Scottie
I dearly hope for the best. I feel helpless in the face of all these natural disasters that are hitting people all over. Hopefully some of my followers will be able to help , or do as I could and re-blog your post. Hugs
Thank you Scottie. On all counts. (And you made me think: is there a link to donate for Irma’s victims? If you know, let me know) Hug back.
Sorry, we gave locally and at the hospital so am not sure what group to give to nationally. I know the food banks here were desperate. Stores still are only partially stocked. Hugs
Thanks Scottie. I’ll Google it. Be good.
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I am so glad you are safe. I have been quite worried.
Thank you Victoire. I feel quite moved. And an apology for not giving earlier notice. It’s been a bit chaotic here. And more buildings or constructions seem to be collapsing. Not to mention those trapped in fallen buildings. It’s a bit like ’85 over and over again… Very sad. Y’all take care. (hugs to your kids pliz) 😉
Un abrazo y toda mi solidaridad y cariño a Mèxico y a los Mexicanos 😦
Gracias Li. Es muy triste.
Now go to bed! No son las 3 de la mañana allá? Hmmm.
Sí…, pero hoy hemos estado en las barricadas ante el golpe de estado de los fascistas españoles. Han vuelto ha invadirnos… Pero, esta vez, NO PASARAN ||*||
“a invadirnos” (sorry, it’s been a long while since I last wrote in Spanish… Years!)
I’m very glad you and your family are safe. Please take care in coming days. Any aftershocks?
Probably some. Though not strong enough to be felt. Thank you for your concern. Now, the urgency is to get people out of the ruins. Very difficult. 😦
Yes. It is very, very sad… And more destruction to come apparently.
How do? The cleanup of places to be condemned?
Have you wondered why so many disasters happening at the same time?
How? Basically the buildings that are already destroyed with people underneath, plus the near 100 buildings evacuated as unsafe that will have to be torn down.
Now why? 🙂 I’ve stopped asking that question a long time ago my dear friend? To ask why would be to look for some sense. And there is no sense… (See Camus)
Excellent point. Let’s blame Trump. It’s easier that way.
Permission to second the motion? 🙂
Permission granted. Make it so.
Thank you Ms. Chairwoman. All those in favour say Aye? 😉
This is so sad, glad to know though that you are okay.
Thank you. 🙂
Be safe Brian…heart felt thinking of you and your loved ones 😌❤️
Thank you again. We’ve been keeping Grandson Gonzalo most of the week since the quake, since schools are closed, so that daughter #1, an MD can go to the hospital and help. But most wounded are routed to other hospitals. At least we enjoy the baby’s joy and laughter (15 months. They’re divine!) Do you have kids?
my comment didn’t stick with my phone app Brian as i did read your comment…heartfelt…and the joy and laughter of children’s voices is the best! i think about those suffering and their loss…our grandson is 19 months and he is pure joy! sending loving kindness ❤
19 months! They’re almost twin cousins! ❤
(What's his name?)
down a rabbit hole missed this Brian yes that’s true 😀 his is Owen and yours?
Gonzalo. He is taking his morning siesta as we speak. Once awake, he will say Ababbdabdbada to Owen. (Means Hi, I guess) 🙂
Another one?! This doesn’t feel right at all!
But it’s not time for debate now.
Glad you and the family are alright. So sorry for all the losses.
Wish I could do something actually helpful but I feel helpless myself.
May God be with you all!
Multumesc my friend.
Thanks so much for posting this, Brian. Have been wondering how you were. So good to know you are up and posting. Take care, and also thanks for the link.
Thank you dear Tish. On all counts. We are ok, but it’s the damaged buildings that concern me. many can fall at any time. And the volunteers are risking their lives to rescue trapped people. Sad. Mbaya sana.
Thanks for the link, Brian. Sent. I’ll keep this to send more next month. And I posted it to my social media.
Thank you, Gracias Janet. 🙂
C’est affreux. Et de loin! Je ne peux même pas imaginer combien c’est pire quand on est au plein milieu de ces horreurs 😦
C’est un peule choc. Ce que les Français appellent maintenant la sidération. Petit à petit on apprend que tel ou tel connaissait quelqu’un qui est mort dans tel ou tel immeuble. Et surtout, c’est un peu la répétition du grand seisme de ’85. 10 à 30,000 morts à l’époque. Et apparemment ici, les mêmes erreurs se répètent. Constructions baclées. Corruption pour avoir des permis même si c’est pas conforme… Makes me mad. Angry.
A miracle that something on that scale didn’t cause death and injury. Still, property damage is hardship enough.
No, there are at least 200 dead in Mexico city alone. Puebla and Cuernavaca have been hit very hard too. And now the problem is that time is running out for those alive trapped under the wreckage. It seems that it’s mostly casualties that are arriving at the hospitals. It’s already been more than 48 hours… A shame really.
A tragedy, indeed. Not much one can do about earthquakes, either, other than not build anything.
Or not skim on building constructions norms which seems to have the case in some issues…
Nothing like a little earthquake for showing up substandard materials, indeed.
Gave what I could, Brian. Good luck chaps, hope your northern neighbour helps as well…
Thank you so much. Everything helps. Have a nice week-end.
I am so sorry you were hit with that!! I know you’re not hurt but are you all right (enough)?? This is why I didn’t post for a while – it felt too much of a shameful luxury midst all the hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes.
Thank you my dear. We are fortunate, no loss in our circle, but in indirect acquaintances yes… And understandably one wonders whether to post or not… I think so. Keeps our mind from wandering… into sad territories. 🙂 I will post next week. The post I was working on the day the earth shook. Have a lovely week-end. Play some music… 😉
my first thought when I heard about it was how close you were to it. Praying for healing and will give what I can, crazy things happening, hurricanes, earthquakes….sigh. Peace and love my friend and also today the word of the day on my calendar was Equinox….. ❤
A nice word. One day I have to write the stroy of why “Equinox”. 🙂 Thank you Kim for your thoughts. I hope you guys have recovered without major damage from the hurricane. Here is still very chaotic. Yes crazy things happening all around. ❤ back at you.
I read an article in the paper today, quite heartbreaking my friend, so much ruin and loss all around these days….prayers for all affected and who have lost. Peace Brian ❤
Thank you Kim. Yes… Everywhere. The caribeans, parts of Texas, Florida are in shambles. Half a million people have been kicked out of Burma/Myanmar in but a few weeks… Stay dry… ❤
I was kind of sheltered in NY, after all, snow melts…..but it’s given me a new perspective and more compassion so I guess one could count that as a plus….waiting to hear about how “Equinoxio” came to be😊
Yes. Snow melts. 🙂
I’m working on a writing plan. Will let you know an approximate “release” date. 😉
will be looking forward to the read 🙂
I have to complete the plan first, right? 😉
Heureuse de vous savoir ok après cet énorme tremblement… Raul était dans le Chiapas la semaine précédente pendant le premier séisme… Tout va bien pour nous, j’arrivais à peine à Cancun le 19 quand j’ai appris pour le nouveau séisme au DF. On pense bien à vous et à nos amis sur place, qui sont parmi les secours et font leur possible pour aider les autres. On participe de loin, par dons, à ce que l’on peut.
Courage pour les jours à venir!
Merci Julie. J’espère que la famille de Raúl et tous vos amis vont bien. Mais il n’y a pas que le DF, Puebla et Morelos sont super mal. Et oui, on fait ce qu’on peut, dans les fausses nouvelles et les abus apparents… Bon courage aussi. Bz.
Tout le monde est touché et j’espère que l’aide arrivera pour tout le monde… On est loin mais on pense à tous..
I’m glad you’re OK.
Hola Mani. Gracias. Y tu familia? Tus amigos? Están bien todos?
Hola Brian, sí, mis amigos y familia todos bien. Algunos tienen que mudarse por los daños a sus depas pero gracias a Dios están bien.
Qué bueno. Lo material siempre se arregla de una manera u otra. Ahora espero que los daños a los depas no sean graves. Saludos. (Oye, pudiste checar xq no puedo entrar a tu blog?) 🙂
Mi esposo instaló cyber security stuff in my blog y ha causado bloqueos in some countries. Sorry for the inconvenience :s y gracias por avisar. Saludos.
Pues a ver si puede quitar algo del cyber security. 😉
Wowsa (again) these things take on a whole new perspective when you know somebody right in the middle of it! Sorry B, when I switch off I REALLY switch off to kinda cope so I missed this. I see once again poor building construction for the average, everyday or low income person chickens are coming home to roost?
So what about your building? Do you feel safe in it? Is there water? Roads accessible?
The good (selfish for me) news is that you are okay, you’ve got the grandson gurgling by your side and Daughter no.1 is being her amazing self.
Low income or high income. All are affected. Pricey new buildings have collapsed. Now in a distant village all 600 houses have collapsed. (according to a friend of mine, but there has been a lot fake news). The “new” house (we moved in last October) is fine. It did shake, rattle (and not roll) quite a bit. But it should be fine. There was another ‘quake early this morning. 6.sthg. Freaky. And yes, perspectives change, but no worry: my eldest brother called me only today. He’d been in Canada all week, and somehow managed to miss all about the quake, until boarding his plane back to France last night! Ha! Ha!
Have a lovely sunday.
I have to say dear Horace that the sabbatical has been great. The only problem is I still would like access to news that matters or is at the very least not puerile, so I’m working on finding a non partisan source with journalists that have a grasp of basic level English (good luck with that The Ed!) To be fair even being told a few days late on a blog is still a valid source.
Basic level English? Or properly spelled (spelt?) French? Devoid of adverbs and biased adjectives? A daunting task. (Worldwide?)
I’m not fussed about where, although I guess I’d be biased towards US or UK. What’s your opinion of The New York Times? (Obvs when you get a minute).
Thing is writing is getting bad everywhere. Now the Times? Haven’t read it in a while, it seemed ok. In terms of proper English. I did have a feeling last time I read it. They don’t seem to understand that times have changed. Articles are wayyyy too long. As in the 19th century. (Wake up guys!)
Oh not just me then! There is another US publication, very nice can’t recall the name but their articles would take a week to read. I often wonder who reads them?
The New Yorker?
Wishing you and your family all the best during these difficult times in Mexico! @ Ulli
Viel dank Ulli. Much appreciated. And all the best for the election tomorrow…
Just 4 more boring years with chancenlos Merkel to come. The rich will become even more richer, a lousy world!
True. But maybe boredom is preferable to the mounting violence everywhere? I read somewhere (Can’t remember the source) that Germans basically aspired to become a large Switzerland… 😉
Switzerland? Too expensive! Only good for millionaires – we have a raising poverty in Germany, more and more temporary and precarious jobs with real bad and low wages, etc. pp. Does this sound like Switzerland? And now again Nazis in parliament, disgusting and unbelievable.
A shame indeed. We know so little about Germany outside. Only the main news come out in the international media. Even the French ones… 😦
This is so awful. I’m so sorry for everyone affected. I will use the link. Stay safe, Brian.
Thank you Alison. On all counts.
Thank you for the link. My heart is with you and the people of Mexico. ❤️
Thank YOU. ❤
What a heartbreaking mess for Mexico. So relieved to know you and your family are fine in what are undoubtedly bloody hard times . . . . All best to you all Brian.
Thank you Patti. Yes, bloody hard. But the disaster and destruction go much beyond Mexico city. Beyond the dead. Many, many people have lost their home. Or their office. Or their source of livelihood. There was a message on the news the other day: “Please stop sending food to the interior. It is now disrupting the economy. A family that lived on selling tacos is now facing free food everywhere… Sad. But again thank you for your thoughts. (And I found the way to receive you in my mail and not on the reader…) 🙂
Like life wasn’t tough enough for some already . . .
Yes. But no-one was spared.
My eldest daughter and her husband know a few Doctor colleagues
who lost their children in the collapsed school nearby…
Absolute heartbreak . . . .
What a sad day. I’m glad you and the family are safe and are capable of helping the less fortunate.
Merci Tiffany. In reality, one can’t do much. We donated. I put up a link to an ONG that I see is getting lots of funds everyday. The Doctors are trying to set up a roll schedule to attend the people who will likely get infections soon as an aftermath. ‘Wish one could do more really.
How is life after the quake?
Slowly going back to normal. Schools have reopened only Monday. Many buildings still have to e torn down. Corruption is creeping back in… Thanks for asking. (Do you have earthquakes in Penang? I think there are in Indonesia, but not sure about Malaysia?)
Nope. We don’t have earthquakes here. Only Indonesia.
Well, your little corner of the woods is close to Paradise, isn’t it? 🙂
Such a terrible tragedy, Brian. So many lives are taken, and so many lives are destroyed economically. Used your link, thank you for providing it, I wouldn’t know where to reach. So glad you and your family are safe.
Thank you Inese. On all counts- What Daughter #1 (the MD) is saying is that there are many, many people who survived but are now housed in… tents. God knows for how long. And it’s started raining again…
Tents is not a solution…
Yeah, some are housed in schools, the sports gym? But there are just not enough facilities available… So for some it is tents. And in the interior, it may be nothing. 😦
People are happy to be alive in the first place. So many lives lost in the most horrible way.
Thank you. Trying our best. 🙂
hope it wont repeat itself!
So do we