Monday, July 6, 2015

Earthquake--Part 13: The Walls Came Tumbling Down

Earthquake--Part 13
The Walls Came Tumbling Down

Here is our incinerator building.

Well, it WAS our incinerator building.

It sustained serious cracks during the earthquakes, and the continued aftershocks.
Do you realize that we have had 340 some aftershocks above 4 on the Richter scale
and 20,000 under 4!  You know that saying, "My head is spinning!"
Well, that is a real feeling!

When checked for cracks and worthiness after the quakes and aftershocks,
our incinerator building didn't pass muster.

Here's a closer look.  The cracks went all around the building.

Large cracks traversed the outside too.

A determination was made that the building could not be fixed
and must come down before anyone would be hurt.

First a steel frame had to be built.

Our maintenance men stepped up to the task.

"Be careful!!!"

Another crew was called in to take down the bricks.

Then...the walls came tumbling down!

Then the walls were down.  No one was injured.  What a blessing!

We're very thankful that we will now be able to begin our reconstruction.
The bricks will be able to be recycled for a new building.

We want to take this moment to thank all of our friends and supporters who have been
able to send donations.  Your generosity is much needed and much appreciated!  All of you
will be in our thoughts and prayers as we are happy to know that we are in yours.

If you'd like to read the United Nations Nepal Information Platform Report on Nepal
Two Months On (from last week), it is here below.  You will note how vital assistance still is.

We will end with a few pictures of homes in the surrounding areas that still need to be
torn down and rebuilt.  With the rains hard and steady,

this is becoming more important every day.

The tents are current temporary housing.

Thanks again and have a blessed day!

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