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Topic: Oaxaca Earthquake (4 msgs / 77 lines)
1) From: John Abbott
Oaxaca  Charlie - or anyone else, has there been any reports other than
the brief announcement about the earthquake in Oaxaca yesterday morning?
We get several Mexican channels here and can see that the area was
pretty well beat up - and there was a lot of surface damage - but I've
yet to hear a casualty count.   This area didn't need another problem.
I'm hoping that none of our coffee friends were involved, but praying
for the entire community.  Any news would be appreciated  
John - sad!

2) From: Oaxaca Charlie
--- John Abbott  wrote:
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 Your post just made it to my server. I hadn't heard
anything about a quake, but I'm trying to call-no one home
yet. Google has absolutely nothing, except stories about
the big temblor in '99. I'll have news by tomorrow.
  Charlie - worried!
 
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                                         Oaxaca dreamin'
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3) From: Oaxaca Charlie
--- Oaxaca Charlie  wrote:
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 I finally got through to one friend-who assured me that
there was no earthquake that she knows about . There WAS
one heck of a thunderstorm with massive (worst in many many
years) hail, and flooding, in Oaxaca city. This friend
lives 10 miles away in a village I used to live in, and
they watched it all happening below in the valley. No
caualties, except for some traffic accidents. The rainy
season has arrived very early, which could cause some
problems with next season's coffee crop near the coast,
because the trees might flower early, and have cherries
ripe before the pickers are finished with their Days of the
Dead festivities in the mountain villages. The estate
owners just have to wait, and some coffee goes past ripe.
  Charlie
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4) From: John Abbott
On Tue, 2005-05-10 at 18:40 -0700, Oaxaca Charlie wrote:
Charlie,
According to the Houston Chronicle there was a freak hail storm that
dumped "several inches of ice" on the city. <30 centimeters> and a
family of 5 was drowned another man electrocuted and one heart attack as
the result.   What I now think I saw was the scene from the storm and
the announcer comparing it to the worst devastation since the 99'
earthquake.   Sorry to get you worried about it.  I'm thinking that
since the storm was centered over the city that the coffee farmers and
their farms were unaffected. 
John - drinking a great Mexican as I type
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