The quakes on Monday were a further morale tester for our beleaguered city. The jolts were as big as the devastating February ones but of a different type – less like a trampoline and therefore not as hard on buildings, although many previously damaged buildings were not able to withstand it.
The heartbreaking part of it is the effect it has on a third of the city’s residents who find themselves surrounded in liquefaction sludge, blocked drains, burst water pipes and back on the portable toilets.
One wonders how much more they can take.
On a positive note yesterday I received $12,400 for our walk the streets with supermarket vouchers thing that we will probably carry out in July. The total is now over $30,000 – with a target of $50,000 before I seek the support of the supermarket chains.