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Take a deep breath, everybody!

Posted by deanna on October 13, 2011, 3:11 pm

I just have to say it - we need to be patient with the people in La Manz who have not responded to the many requests for information, photos, etc. etc. Having lived through electrical outages that sometimes last for days there, your time is taken up with such mundane chores as finding enough water to flush toilets, trying to save food in your refrigerator and/or freezer, attempting to get through to family and friends if at all possible, etc. etc. At this point, everyone is exhausted, probably a little grubby and waiting for life to return to some semblance of normality when the luz finally gets turned on. As for land lines, they only work if you have an old-fashioned, non-electronic phone and even those will not work all the time if phone lines are being worked on all over town. Believe me, the people going through this are way more anxious than we are to be able to communicate with the world again, so give them a break, por favor!

Even with the little we know at this point, It sounds like La Manzanilla made it through Jova with very little damage - the fact that it's tucked away in the lee of the mountain is protection that places like Barra just don't have. Details on your various properties will be available soon, so calma, calma!

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