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Post by Nosnow on Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:07 am

Just caught the news on T.V. Earthquake reached as far as Mexico City, extensive damage.

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Post by artsnob on Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:28 am

I was just watching mex tv, the 8.1 did major damage in Mex and Guatamala, they are also expecting a tsunami off coast of Chiapis

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Post by Trailrunner on Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:06 am

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Post by gringal on Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:47 am

Please check in if you can, Brigitte!

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Post by brigitte on Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:22 pm

Hi Guys we are ok we came back to Ajijic on Tuesday.. left the car at the house so we do not know if we have a house or a car.. or what the damages are.. hopefully none.. but who knows. A block from us the ex convento Santo Domingo was damaged and 2 people were killed in the hill a few km north of us. My cleaning lady has not been able to get to the house because of the traffic mess caused by damages.
Many old churches got damaged, the cathedral in San Cristobal, the San Lorenzo church in Zinacantan, the churches in Teopisca, Amatenango and Comitan were damaged as well. I still have not spoken to people in Venustiano Carranza and I know the coast is a real mess especially Juchitan and the other towns around. Thank god it happened when people were in bed....
It was felt very strongly in the highlands, several people called me around midnight totally scared out of their mind ..Hopefully they will nt find more victims..
Now I am leaving for France on Sunday trying to get away from Katia and Irma when leaving the country so that is my next concern.. the car and house can wait. Thanks for asking.

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Post by gringal on Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:34 pm

Good to hear you are okay. Safe traveling!

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Post by Trailrunner on Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:46 pm

Whew. Glad to hear you're here, hope the house is standing. Many of your friends will not fare as well, I think.

Cristina was looking for you too, I told her you were here, she's happy.
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Post by brigitte on Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:44 pm

Thanks just got the news, the house is standing and the car too.. SOme friends who were not so lucky moved in for a while.. Everyone is very scared as there are lots of aftershocks

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Post by Bubba2shoes on Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:49 am

Quite God' s furry unleashed. We left San Cristobal just in time and now Brigitte is scheduled to fly from Mexico City to Paris Sunday through three hurricanes one of which is of historical note. Glad to be back in Ajijic. Glad not to be on that Air France flight but wishing them well.

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Post by Clueless on Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:52 pm

Can you believe that tht Trump has not offered any help to Mexico? But The Governor of Texas accepted the offer of help fom Mexico and Mexican troops and supplies are now in Texas helping.

I don't have printable words for my feelings now about Trump.

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Post by Lady Otter Latté on Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:41 pm

Politics belong in the Octagon, please.
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Post by rckrckr on Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:07 pm

"Can you believe that tht Trump has not offered any help to Mexico?"

Duh, he's Trump.

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Post by brigitte on Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:24 am

Mexicans are amazing in a disaster they have their priorities extremely well set.. first it is life.. when everything gets destroyed they thank God no one was killed and then immediately go to work on the cleaning and rebuilding. I have seen it over and over.
They are extremely self reliant and do not expect much from the government and do not sit around waiting for help.
The earthquake wiped out towns on the coast in a horrible way the body count is now 65 and they still digging through destroyed buildings. I was in Juchitan twice in the last 3 weeks and it is hard to see what happened there , I have been in touch with a family of artisans I visited a little town 10 minutes from Juchitán in Ixtepec , they have a lot of damages but no death and they are happy for that . They say they do not know if there are more victims as there are so many buildings that are destroyed..
It is hard to believe the White house did not offer help but if they did not be it.. it reflects on them meanwhile people go on and are picking themselves up..

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Post by Canada_Mike on Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:58 pm

Can anyone tell me the best way to make a donation to help with earthquake relief. The Red Cross is all about hurricanes.
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Post by Trailrunner on Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:06 pm

Check with Cruz Roja in Chapala.
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Post by Canada_Mike on Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:18 pm

I'm NOB but I'll check their website.
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Post by Bubba2shoes on Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:11 pm

What Brigitte is not telling you guys is that she moved from Paris to the Alabama coast in the 1970s where she experienced hurricanes first hand and then, at my urging, moved on to San Francisco where she experienced some serious earthquakes over the years. She has lived at Lake Chapala amd in Chiapas for 16 years and earthquakes and hurricanes are to her, yesterday's lunch. She is flying back to Paris to see her 95 year old mother having left San Cristobal de Las Casas just in the nick of time. Left me here to fend for myself.at Lake Chapala, to which we returned from Chiapas just on time. We felt less of a n earth movement here at the lake than one would expect from a couple of shots of tequila.

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Post by jrm30655 on Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:29 pm

Canada_Mike wrote:Can anyone tell me the best way to make a donation to help with earthquake relief. The Red Cross is all about hurricanes.

The Salvation Army gets my vote

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Post by Canada_Mike on Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:35 am

Salvation Army is extremely homophobic, so I won't donate to them. But thanks.
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Post by Canada_Mike on Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:27 pm

Ended up with Oxfam: http://www.oxfammexico.org/. Trustworthy and their PayPal linked worked.
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Post by Trailrunner on Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:33 pm

Good choice. I would never send money to SA or US Red Cross. I send money to Doctors Without Borders but they're probably not working the earthquake.
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Post by Flamingo on Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:32 am

This is being sent out on FaceBook. Sorry for the formatting

HOW TO HELP AT LAKESIDE:The most prevalent sentiment I hear
> echoed throughout the various Facebook Groups is the
> resounding, mutual love and respect for the people of Mexico
> and great appreciation of the open-arm acceptance of Expats
> living in this beautiful country. As the second largest
> population of foreigners living in Mexico, now is the time
> for us to united and demonstrate a generous showing of
> gratitude, care and support of those hit so hard in the wake
> of numerous natural disasters our host country has endured.
> Many of us have loved ones, neighbors and friends in our
> countries of origin, which we regrettably cannot be nearby
> to aid in the recovery efforts from multiple disasters
> afflicting the Americas. But we are close enough to stand
> together and make a considerable relief impact on very
> “close-to-home” needs.
>
> Please help Chapala Lakeside show a formidable front of
> support by considering the following…
>
> The people of Mexico are appealing to the “Gringo
> Community” to participate in a country-wide petition for
> donations needed for the victims of recent disasters. We
> will have two Donation drop-off centers available this
> Wednesday (Sept. 13th, during business hours) and Thursday
> (Sept. 14th, until 3:00 p.m.) at the following generous,
> local businesses:
>
> * Trip’s Burgers – Centrally located at the Centro
> Laguna.
>
> Map:
>
> https://www.google.com.mx/…/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sL5C4sI3UfDb…
>
> * Hotel Balneario San Juan Cosalá
>
> (La paz Otte #420, San Juan Cosalá)
>
> Map:
> https://www.google.com.mx/…/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1spUHNd3KKNb2…
>
> WHAT THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT IS REQUESTING:
>
> - Canned Goods: Tuna, chicken, sardines, fruits, beans,
> soups, vegetables.
>
> - Bottled water.
>
> - Baby Formula
>
> - Crackers
>
> - Rice
>
> - Instant Coffee
>
> - Clothes Used /New (clean - ALL sizes)
>
> - Shoes
>
> - Personal Hygiene Products: Soap, sanitary towels, toilet
> paper, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hairbrushes, combs,
> razors.
>
> - Blankets, pillows.
>
> - Cleaning items: Buckets, brooms, mops, vinegar, bleach.
>
>
> - Can openers.
>
> - Bags: Fabric, plastic, paper, backpacks, luggage bags (for
> packaging up the donations and clean up).
>
> - New batteries.
>
> - Flashlights, battery-operated radios.
>
> - First Aid Materials and Medicine: Bandages, alcohol,
> antiseptic, paracetamol, antibiotics, diabetic materials
> (syringes, test strips, glucose meters), Imodium
> (Loperamide), Colds/Flu/Allergies (Generic Antihistamines,
> Clorferamina, Loratadine, Benedryl, Avapena, Caladryl).
>
> - Dog and Cat food, leashes, and collars.
>
> * Additionally: We need volunteers with vehicles willing to
> caravan to the DIF Center in Guadalajara, carrying
> donations, on Thursday (Sept. 14th, at 3:00 p.m.).
>
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Post by Trailrunner on Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:18 pm

I will do this tomorrow morning. Support my local abarrote by buying everything there then take it over to Trips. Nice of him.

Others going to do this???
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Post by Canada_Mike on Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:41 pm

Wish I could, but I'm NOB.
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Post by Trailrunner on Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:03 pm

Next time, Mike. There'll be another one.

Maybe there is some way to donate money specifically for the quake victims.
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