The chandeliers were trying to get horizontal with the ceilings in the lounge and hallway. You just know the difference between a 5 or 6 and something that’s over a 7. There’s been over 1500 quakes since 12,02am Nov 14, when that 7,5 hit. To compound matters, I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much rain in spring time. We’ve got flooding in many areas. The effort to clear and rebuild roads will take months and billions of dollars. Hillsides have fallen over rail lines and main coastal highways on the South Island’s upper east coast.
Many thanks to the USS Sampson’s Captain and Crew who are assisting the NZ Navy with evacuation efforts.