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!
--- John Abbott wrote: <Snip> <Snip> 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! <Snip> Oaxaca dreamin' Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com
--- Oaxaca Charlie wrote: <Snip> 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 <Snip> Oaxaca dreamin' Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com
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 <Snip>