The Tribune (NZ) - - NEWS -

While cer­tainly not the worstaf­fected in the coun­try, Palmer­ston North was still shook up in this week’s earth­quake.

Most of the city’s res­i­dents woke to their homes creak­ing and shak­ing, with that feel­ing in the back of our minds that some­where else was feel­ing it a lot worse.

With power out­ages and mi­nor dam­age re­ported in our com­mu­nity, it’s a good re­minder to make sure we have stocked up our emer­gency kits and se­cured all of our fur­ni­ture and large items in our homes.

We are at Mother Na­ture’s mercy and we re­ally never do know if or when it will hap­pen to us, so tak­ing ev­ery pre­cau­tion should be at the top of our to-do lists this week.

I hope all of your loved ones are safe and well.

On an­other note, the ea­gle-eyes among you will have no­ticed my name has changed. I was mar­ried last week­end so I’m now Lisa Hous­ton.

- Lisa

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