Region V Earthquake impact and recovery

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Re: Region V Earthquake impact and recovery

Post by cafecreme » Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:51 pm

I shouldn't think so. We only moved here last month and have been just fine. As Rook said, if you're looking to rent, you may have problems finding somewhere. On the whole, it's very much business as usual.

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Re: Region V Earthquake impact and recovery

Post by otravers » Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:35 pm

Concejales piden evaluar restricciones urbanas en Viña
http://www.mercuriovalpo.cl/prontus4_no ... 84700.html

The article above includes a list of buildings and houses flagged for partial or complete destruction.

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Re: Region V Earthquake impact and recovery

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:34 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2pWhvTA1co

Cam from the subterranean Casino del Pacifico, San Antonio WITH SOUND. Less than three clicks away from me. Oh the memory!
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Re: Region V Earthquake impact and recovery

Post by admin » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:25 am

yea, I would have had security cam footage from my office, but our housekeeper cleaned it the day before(keep trying to tell her not to dust it) and then left it pointed at the wall. I just got a fuzzy white wall.
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Re: Region V Earthquake impact and recovery

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:55 am

Personal observations as of today on my walk through Llolleo to San Antonio.

Still a number of closed businesses due to damaged structures.

Then there are the individual and mom and pop type businesses that have plastered cement into the cracks and painted over and are operating normally. I see many businesses operating from obviously structurally damaged buildings.

On the other hand, seems many businesses have used the earthquake as an excuse to renovate, remodel, improve their physical setting.

Many houses still cleaning up, quite a few are condemned, others doing patch-up work.

The San Antonio Gobernacion structure is definitely SOL.

The bridge connecting Barrancas and Llolleo has been supporting normal traffic for many weeks but the formally two lanes on each side is only one lane each side as each has been reduced to accommodate a pedestrian traffic lane.

The Lo Gallardo bridge still alternates between one-way traffic. I think the sucker will have to be replaced.

Recovery will be a lengthy process despite all the initial Fuerza Chile Fuerza San Antonio hype.

IMO, the next 8.0 earthquake will bring lots of structures down that just made it through this past shake. Buyer beware.
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Re: Region V Earthquake impact and recovery

Post by cafecreme » Wed May 12, 2010 7:27 pm

Due to the damp and mould problems we're having, it looks like we're going to have to move (oh, the irony, our flat got through the earthquake just fine). We'll be looking to stay in the centre of Vina, although would definitely consider about one of the touristy hills in Valpo (flats there are like hens' teeth, tho).

Anyway, otravers posted this a while back:
Concejales piden evaluar restricciones urbanas en Viña
http://www.mercuriovalpo.cl/prontus4_no ... 84700.html

The article above includes a list of buildings and houses flagged for partial or complete destruction.
We'll run any potential new place through this before we go for it, but has anyone seen an updated version recently? Or has any other pearls of wisdom for the post-earthquake apartment hunt? :)

If there exists a list of places with cell phone masts, that would be great as well.. the thing that seals the move, apart from damp-related health problems, is that the administrator of the building just admitted today (when he came to say he couldn't/wouldn't do anything about the damp coming through from the ceiling, or that the damp appears to be structurally related) that they'd just put up 4 cell phone masts on the roof above us (we're top floor), and the consultation with the residents isn't even over yet! (Incidentally, they were put up over two weeks ago, and the strange noises that have been waking us up since then seem to be the damn masts reverberating in the wind). :evil:

If anyone has any leads on a 2 bedroom plus furnished año corrido place preferably with the usual mod cons, please PM me.

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Gobernación de San Antonio

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:04 pm

Gobernación de San Antonio

For those whom it may concern, now operating out of the house/building (formerly Centro Medico Cuba-Chile) at dirección: Del Canelo 111, LloLleo
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Re: Region V Earthquake impact and recovery

Post by otravers » Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:10 pm

Similarly Viña's civil registry is currently operating in Valpo instead.

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Re: Region V Earthquake impact and recovery

Post by cafecreme » Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:11 pm

And similarly, the Viña SII is operating out of the Valpo one (the big orangey pinky tower block near Anibal Pinto).

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Sodimac San Antonio

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:57 pm

I forgot to mention that for the past two months, Sodimac has setup shop on Barros Lucos a block south of Tottus. It is stocked mainly with reconstruction supplies and they claim that they can order anything you need at the Santiago price. Their primary mission is to help the area rebuild and after that, they may decide to stay.
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