I've never been one to ask for help, this is my first time... But they say that in life there is always the first time for everything. My home is badly damaged in the strong earhquake and I was forced to move with my family to antoher location. I've never thought that this could happened to us. We knew that Zagreb (the capital of Croatia) is in the zone of high seismic activity - but till 22nd of March of this year all earthquakes were the small ones. The last big one happened 140 years ago... Although you know it could happen anytime, you always think it will not happen to you.
That day we woke up in the nightmare - terrible noise and everything was shaking and rocking so strong that I had difficulties to come to the kids room. Things were falling down from the shelfs, our apartment was full of dust (I was not sure it that is smoke), walls were cracking like they are made of crackers... Because of the shock, I can't even remember all the details. I only knew that I want to save my kids, that I want to live. Our apartment is in the attic of 108 years old family house, we inherited it from my great-grandfather.
When we managed to get out, I was looking at our roof... Both chimneys fell down and made the hole in the roof... The roof looked like the giant went over it.
10 seconds... The earthquake lasted so long, only 10 seconds. In case you didn't know, sometimes it needs only 10 seconds to ruin your entire life. Few minutes after it, another strong one hit the Zagreb. Till today, we feel each few days smaller ones.
We are not poor family, but we do have serious financial problems. My husband is not working for years because he is disabled person. He lost his leg due to the unknown illness. I can't get the credit from the bank because I do not have creditably, I do not have regular incomes.
The repair costs are really extremely high and up to 30,000 Eur - our third (because there are two other owners) is 10,000 Eur. I do not have other choice but to ask for help.
Please help us to get home...
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