Nature’s Wrath: 150 Die in Mexico Quake, Maria Bears Down on Puerto Rico..
A powerful earthquake rocked Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 149 people and toppling buildings, while Hurricane Maria barrels towards Puerto Rico on Tuesday night after wreaking havoc on Dominica, leaving the small Caribbean island virtually incommunicado..
Less than two weeks after a magnitude-8.1 quake hit Mexico and killed nearly 100 people, a magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck central Mexico at about 2.15 pm Eastern Time, the US Geological Survey said. Its epicenter was in the state of Puebla, about 80 miles southeast of the capital, Mexico City..
President Enrique Peña Nieto said on late Tuesday that 22 bodies, two of them of adults, were recovered from the scene of a school that collapsed in the capital. It wasn’t immediately clear whether those deaths were included in the overall death toll of 149..
“A DRILL AT 11AM AND AN EARTHQUAKE AT 1PM,” PEREZ SAID. “THIS IS THE MOST POWERFUL THING I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE.”.
As rains began to lash Puerto Rico, Gov Ricardo Rossello warned that Maria could hit “with a force and violence that we haven’t seen for several generations.”
“We’re going to lose a lot of infrastructure in Puerto Rico,” Rossello said, adding that a likely islandwide power outage and communication blackout could last for days. “We’re going to have to rebuild.”.
“YOU HAVE TO EVACUATE. OTHERWISE, YOU’RE GOING TO DIE,” SAID HECTOR PESQUERA, THE ISLAND’S PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSIONER. “I DON’T KNOW HOW TO MAKE THIS ANY CLEARER.”.
8-17-13 Day 120
Going to have to keep it short and the the point tonight. It is late and I am cold and tired. It fells like winter is coming. The wind blows and my fingers stiffen. Camped and 7000ft but feels like 10,000. Woke up this morning soaking wet. My tent and sleeping bag that is. Tough going to today; a lot of uphill and a lot of loose rock made for slow going. Got 25 miles in. Had to let stuff hang and dry for an hour. In a bad mood for most of the day. Just didn't want to be around other people. Even other thru-hikers: and of course they seemed to be everywhere. Washed my socks and feet the Shale Lake in the morning. Socks still aren't dry. Will put them in my bag with me tonight. Hopefully they will be dry by morning. Encountered snow drifts tonight! Fell on my ass trying to ski down one. Hopefully I didn't hurt anything. #PCT#hiking#adventure#journal#thruhike#tailmagic#walking#simplicity#pacificcresttrail#mountain#cloudymountains#nature#natureswrath
We survived the storm but our neighborhood didnt fare as well, this is one of the many huge trees that fell across a road (that's curtis prkwy under there). Our building lost internet, power, and water supply so we packed up our fur babies and took off north to family.
A throwback picture to Florida as America, The Caribbean and other parts of the world including Bombay reel from weeks of facing the wrath of Nature where homes and lives were destroyed. We spend so much time as countries fighting and building weapons to destroy each other when the wrath of Mother Nature is much bigger! This was also a time when people came together to offer help and nothing mattered - not the color of skin or religion. People saw the true meaning of humanity during this time. Let's pray and help rebuild these communities in whatever little way we can 🏽 ____________________________________________ #irma#harvey#humanity#natureswrath#love#meditation#goddesspose#beach#ocean#bombay#florida#houston#sunrise#cloudy
Read an article last week about "survivor guilt" in relation to Houston and the resultant flooding from Harvey. The writer detailed her emotions as she threw herself into volunteering to help. Wonder if anyone is likely to suffer from it given Antigua's near miss.
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