February 20, 2010

graphic commemorating February 20, 2010

FN recall that 14 years ago today, Madeira woke up to a great tragedy.

February 20, 2010 left physical and psychological marks. It is a day that will not be forgotten by Madeirans and, particularly, by those who felt it first hand.

7 thoughts on “February 20, 2010”

  1. A day I will never forget, or the aftermath . The thing i always remember is how those with the least gave to those who lost so much .
    I remember the neighbour’s all pulling together, no buses running , no power or water until the fire brigade brought a tanker . I was in the process of buying my home and moving out of a rental . It all went ahead still but it was so unreal . About a week after I walked down to town and saw school children replanting flower beds in the centre of town . My thoughts are with all those who lost loved ones that day .

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  2. I remember it well. Amidst all the turmoil, and caused by it, I met – online at the time- a lady who became a dear friend over time. We are still in touch. So, if the day brought a lot of grief, part of my memory of it is happy.

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