When the earthquake hit: “Everything is shaking, people are screaming. It's cold and dark outside.”

The constructing has small cracks throughout it. It’s not protected to return inside, as a result of the constructing might collapse at any time. We hear by way of buddies {that a} group heart is open at my son’s college. However there are aftershocks, and I am unsure if the varsity is steady sufficient.

Roughly each hour there’s a new aftershock. There may be lots of panic.

My spouse and I attempt to calm our son down and inform him that all the things will likely be advantageous. We debate what’s the most secure choice for us, and at last determine to remain in our automotive – as many do.

It’s extremely chilly, so we maintain our engines operating on a regular basis, to get a minimum of some heat. I can’t sleep. I’m watching the gasoline indicator, which is dropping slowly however absolutely. As quickly as it’s near operating out, we attempt to discover extra gas. However gasoline stations are crowded with individuals determined to refuel their vehicles. We wait in line for 5 to 6 hours earlier than it is our flip.

The temper in Gaziantep is one in every of unhappiness and despair but additionally of immense human heat and solidarity. Many individuals needed to go away their wallets contained in the buildings, which collapsed after they had been evacuated. Nevertheless, native eating places assist out by serving soup and fruits. Folks assist one another to outlive. I see shopkeepers giving the youngsters extra meals and a few chocolate, understanding that this will likely consolation them.

After I fill my automotive’s gasoline tank, I’m going out to get meals for my household. It is wonderful to see how individuals come collectively to assist one another on this means.

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