For anyone following, southern Vermont is in very rough shape, and several of their historic covered bridges have been washed away. Very sad and awful. My thoughts go out to my neighbors to the north. )-:
I have friends in Kaiapoi that i'm yet to hear back from. I hope they're okay. They've already lost one house, from the Sept 2010 quake, so i'm also hoping their new house is okay.
Have a safe trip, Jhakka. My thoughts will be with you all in the days to come.