The Earthquake in L’Aquila Abruzzo
Where do I begin to tell the story of a tragedy I witnessed and survived with all my family … I don’t know.
All I can say is that I am alive and well and very grateful.
Yes I am grateful because our lives were spared last Sunday when at 3:32 AM the earthquake hit hard and killing nearly 300 and took our houses and part of our lives away.
I wanted to thank all those people who reached out to me from all over the world and offered support in this dark moment of our lives: It’s your words of encouragement and support that are giving me the strength to find a way forward and get on with life.
Words cannot express my gratitude – this event has changed my life forever, your support is a very important part of my future.
Just a word about how things went, because there is a lot of talk and inaccurate narration of facts I’d like to get straight:
- A very limited number of new buildings fell due to poor quality constructions – had i not been like this the number of dead and injured would run into the thousands
- Many lost their lives in small towns where houses built no less than 100 years ago
- Most houses are severely damaged and will most likely be demolished – they were built more than 30 years ago
- New buildings are still sanding and withstood the earthquake with no problem
Again thanks to all of you who have reached out to me.
That night I saved my computer as we fled – I’ll be working and online again some time next week … Happy Easter