Images of the devastation experienced after the Kaikoura earthquake and devastating tsunami have been slow to emerge, no doubt due to the isolation some communities are experiencing.
It looks like it’s going to be a long and expensive road to recovery. Do your bit and contribute to the Red Cross emergency appeal here: https://www.redcross.org.nz/donate/november-2016-earthquake-appeal/
At the moment, water is the greatest need, so water bladders and tap stands will be given out where needed. Just NZ$40 can buy a clean up kit to help a family get back on its feet. $100 can provide pyschosocial first aid to a family suffering emotionally after the quakes.
So far there have been over 860 aftershocks, many of them large scale. In addition to that there has been water damage and flooding from heavy rain and high winds.
Some people have been quick to see the opportunities the quake has presented. This comment was left on Facebook today
Here’s some other information left on social media.