Monday, April 6, 2009
Today was a travel day and the first news we heard about the earthquake was from tourists from England who'd heard the news on their television and were on the train from Sorrento to Naples. As we arrived in Rome we received more news and although the people here felt the tremors; there doesn't seem to be any damage in Rome.
The news we're receiving is that it was 6.3 on the Richter scale and the death toll continues to rise. At first we heard fifty and now we're hearing ninety. Many of the beautiful old buildings collapsed on the people as they slept around four in the morning. We hear that thousands are homeless in the area of Pescara, the nearest city to the epicenter that was approximately fifty miles northeast of Rome.
As in California; life continues and those not affected are going about their usual routines. That includes the traveling twins who are back in Rome for Easter Week. Ciao