Sunday, May 20, 2012

BELOVED COUNTRY

This has been such a sad weekend for Italy that, like many others here, I cannot stop crying.  For those of you who may not yet have seen the news, a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Northern Italy this morning, leaving at least six dead, 50 injured and perhaps thousands displaced.  The epicentre was 2.4 miles from Camposanto in the Province of Modena, 22 miles north of Bologna.  To give you an idea of the magnitude, the L'Aquila earthquake of 2009 measured 6.3 on the Richter scale.  Now, as then, I offer my beloved adopted country this:




Update at 20.57:  Seven are now confirmed dead and 3,000 people have been made homeless. Premier Mario Monti has said that a state of emergency will be declared in Italy on Tuesday.

5 comments:

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

A lovely tribute Pat, I have not put a post on the blog its self but have put a few news items on my News From Italy FB page which seem to be generating a lot of interest. People around the world are mourning with us, a sad weekend indeed for Italy.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Such sad news for Italy and the people of this fantastic country. My prayers are with all who have been made homeless and the loved ones of those who lost their lives.

Sending you a big hug, I hope you are ok. xo

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thanks, LindyLouMac. Hi, Anne. I knew you would be thinking of Italy, too. I've been having an awful time recently in some ways and need all the hugs I can get so thank you! xx

Lucia said...

Hugs Pat. I have watched the news from a far and I feel so sad for what happened, mother nature spares no one. Hugs to you!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thanks, Lucia. You are right - we are as nothing against nature. x

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