Region V Earthquake impact and recovery

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Re: Region V Earthquake impact and recovery

Post by cafecreme » Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:26 am

Thanks for the updates, otravers.

I guess the big news this morning for the Gran Valparaiso is that the water cuts have been suspended for the moment:
"La necesidad de completar las obras para normalizar el sistema y asegurar el suministro de agua potable, llevó a la Empresa Sanitaria de Valparaíso (Esval) a suspender de momento el corte generalizado de agua programado para maña por un lapso de 72 horas, para proceder a la reparación del Acueducto Las Vegas.""
http://www.mercuriovalpo.cl/prontus4_no ... iovalpo.cl

otravers, was it the Lapiz Lopez on Valparaiso? It had a massive plate glass window that went. The shoe shop next door had the same problem. Sickening that people would loot. Apparently, three jardins infantils in the region have been looted now. :(

A couple of the bridges towards the Marga-Marga feria were taped off on Saturday morning, but at least one has reopened...

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Re: Region V Earthquake impact and recovery

Post by otravers » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:18 pm

Not sure about the Lapiz Lopez exact location. In the return to normalcy, stay focused while driving in Viña as some traffic lights still don't work:
http://www.elmartutino.cl/admin/render/noticia/22203

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Re: Region V Earthquake impact and recovery

Post by cafecreme » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:34 pm

How are you guys doing on phone credit? We're fine, but if you want us to try for you here tomorrow, let me know. (sorry, did mean to ask before).
We're fine, thanks, since the landline came back with the internet (it's all VTR inside).

EDIT by otravers: opps, I got confused by my newfound (and obviously, hopefully temporary) admin powers that I edited and thus butchered your post while I thought I was posting an answer. Sorry!

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Re: Region V Earthquake impact and recovery

Post by otravers » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:31 pm

3,000+ properties with damage in Valpo:
http://www.emol.com/noticias/nacional/d ... cia=401695

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Re: Region V Earthquake impact and recovery

Post by cafecreme » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:06 pm

We're fine, thanks, since the landline came back with the internet (it's all VTR inside).

EDIT by otravers: opps, I got confused by my newfound (and obviously, hopefully temporary) admin powers that I edited and thus butchered your post while I thought I was posting an answer. Sorry!
:D I thought I didn't remember writing that! Wow, what ventriloquy powers...
3,000+ properties with damage in Valpo
The true scale of the damage is really coming out now, isn't it? And there we were, merrily out and about on Saturday, thinking it was just the broken glass and plaster... :(

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Re: Region V Earthquake impact and recovery

Post by cafecreme » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:47 pm

'Megacorte' of water starts tomorrow at 8am in most of Vina, all of Quilpue and Villa Alamena, and part of Valpo and Limache. So no water for 72 hours, until 8 am Friday. It's so Esval can repair the Las Vegas aquaduct.

Mercurio article: http://www.mercuriovalpo.cl/prontus4_no ... iovalpo.cl
“La interrupción del servicio afectará a 183 mil clientes, equivalentes alrededor de 600 mil personas. El corte afectará al 100% de los clientes de la ciudad de Quilpué y Villa Alemana, al 85% de la ciudad de Viña del Mar, 20% de Valparaíso y el 50% de Limache (San Francisco de Limache) “, de acuerdo a un comunicado de prensa emanado de la propia SISS.
There will be 'estanques' available (I'm assuming these are water tanks?)

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Re: Region V Earthquake impact and recovery

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:31 pm

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Re: Region V Earthquake impact and recovery

Post by audeo13 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:56 pm

Yeah, I have quite a few pics from San Antonio. I heard the Casino was turned into a temporary new pool :shock: There weren't too many stores open when we went on Friday. And they were all only taking cash. Sadly, the Scotiabank machine was out of order.

We have to go to Valparaiso this week, to renew my BF's tourist visa at the Gobernacion de Valparaiso... will be interesting to see how they fared.
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Re: Region V Earthquake impact and recovery

Post by cafecreme » Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:10 pm

We have to go to Valparaiso this week, to renew my BF's tourist visa at the Gobernacion de Valparaiso... will be interesting to see how they fared.
Ah yes, in that beautiful big tower block. I hope the lifts will be working.. I'll be going there this week too.

I went into work for a meeting today and my building was mainly just cosmetically damaged. Lots of plaster, no lifts. Bf has been through Valpo a lot in the last week for work and said most places looked OK. We're planning go for a wander and a meal on Concepcion/Alegre, particularly if those areas aren't affected by water cuts... It now turns out it'll be more like 700,000 people affected:

http://www.mercuriovalpo.cl/prontus4_no ... iovalpo.cl

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Re: Region V Earthquake impact and recovery

Post by Rook » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:51 am

be advised for anyone planning on coming to Viña area, rentals will be tough to find as some 12 buildings in Viña have been evacuated for structural damage.

http://www.mercuriovalpo.cl/prontus4_no ... 11756.html

Our building (Festival) was evacuated after the quake and we found an apartment the beginning of last week. By midweek, the real estate agent told us that houses they could not rent for years are now rented

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Re: Region V Earthquake impact and recovery

Post by cafecreme » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:49 pm

Sorry to hear you had to be evacuated. Will they be able to repair the damage?

Glad you managed to get a new place. We feel very fortunate we'd moved to Vina a few weeks before the quake happened. Let me know if we can help at all.

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Re: Region V Earthquake impact and recovery

Post by JHyre » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:18 pm

We plan on being in Vina 6/15 to 8/15. I see no good reason to change those plans. Any thoughts?

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