|Dad got out of this unhurt. Legend!|
The heavy loss of life within our city is very sobering. We are a small nation and a small city and I already know two of those who have lost their lives and like so many I dread the days ahead as names are released. I think we have again been so lucky to have such able leadership from our Prime Minister John Key and our Mayor Bob Parker. Also our rescue teams, Fire service, Police, Military and Urban Search Teams have been incredible and their response well co ordinated. The contribution of specialists and the support provided by New Zealand's allies and friends has also been amazing.
I have no doubt Canterbury will come through this and whilst at times it seems the job ahead and the ongoing after shocks will be tough to face I'm sure we will all do it a day at a time with the realisation that we are lucky to be alive after such an event. Mother nature is a big beast!
My thoughts remain with those who have lost loved ones.