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Monday, March 14, 2011

More Breath-Taking Video of Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

As survivors with their images and videos get to places to upload them- we continue to get visual proof of  just how massive Japan's historic earthquake and tsunami really was.

The first video is more than 6 minutes long- and shows the tsunami approach the videographer perched on a concrete walkway in the middle of a Japanese town.

The ocean surge overtakes the videographer's position and keeps rising- with larger and larger obects floating by.

Toward the end of the video- structures that the person was videoing with water begining to surge into them are being torn apart by the rising water and you see people clinging desperately to the crumbling structures.

The second new video shows the tsunami lap up against- then spill over a floodwall in the town of Miyako- pulling boats loosened by the gigantic floodwave over the inundated floodwall into the town.

The last video is of a Japanese television news broadcast- showing before and after videos and photos of several devastated areas.



Anonymous said...

Have to question why our local civil defense systems are not as state of the art as Japans is?

Groucho K. Marx said...

They're too busy spending the planning time and building money to make sure the heads of government (corporations)get to a place of safety.

As their very existences are based on the following- would it be a just freak of Nature if they would be the FIRST to get-it when the end credits roll.

In my exit stage-left I remind everybody to make at least SOME sort of a personal emergency kit.

Lack of potable water can be one of the biggest survival issues as seen in Japan.

Wash-out gallon milk jugs- fill them with tap water and store them in the 'fridge (makes a good summer day thirst-quencher).

Buy some pre-packaged (store) water and keep it in your safe place along with a battery AM radio (wind-up powered ones VERY good!)- a crowbar- first-aid supplies (91% isopropyl alcohol- clean white handtowels- a roll of gauze- bandages-etc)- your emergency CASH- flash/camplight(s)- charged replacement and other batteries and chargers- blankets- candles- at least some canned ready-to-eat food-

and whatever else one can think they'll need/want.

Oh- make much of it portable too- in case that emergency involves an evacuation such as getting in the vehicle and flooring it...

Anonymous said...

You are very right but remember this is America stuff like that never happens to people it's always happens to someone else.

So the lazy ones will sit around and do nothing and be the first in front of the cameras screaming for help when nature pays a visit all pissed off.