For in my jealousy and in my blazing wrath I declare. On that day there shall be a great earthquake…
Ezekial 38: 19 – 20 (some strong language left unchanged by me Acts 17: 30-31 also continues with this theme.)
It was lunch time when we walked up the narrow cobbled roads of Navelli. A workman informed us higher up the street that most people had left their homes for much needed work to be done on them.
Here are some facts:
1500 people were injured
308 lost their lives
67,500 became homeless
100,000 buildings were damaged
Between 4 and 5 million tons of waste were generated.
The cost of the damage was estimated at 16 billion Euros.
The historical part of the city was seriously damaged due to the way the houses were constructed. However , steel buildings caused more deaths than the masonry ones when they fell.
“We learn geology the morning after the earthquake.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.”
“There is no such thing as a life of passion any more than a continuous earthquake.”
A heartfelt acknowledgement to the courageous people of these towns still working hard to restore their buildings to their historical good looks. Thank you for looking at this post.