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Ishinomaki Earthquake and Tsunami

Postby jakel5555 on Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:14 am

While America whined about Casey Anthony, sunscreen laws, and inflatable pools, this is what Ishinomaki (the site where the Japanese tsunami and earthquake struck several months ago) looked like on July 3rd.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4q-MR_AjXo4
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Re: Ishinomaki Earthquake and Tsunami

Postby Jyo on Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:21 pm

dam son.
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Re: Ishinomaki Earthquake and Tsunami

Postby rianbay812...3 on Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:44 pm

Made me tear-up a little. Thank you for posting that
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Re: Ishinomaki Earthquake and Tsunami

Postby jakel5555 on Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:12 am

Yep. My girlfriend just got back from helping out there and the pictures were pretty horrifying. This is probably a better representation of the damage if you weren't familiar with the area before the quake: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011 ... unami.html . Even the place where they were volunteering was a large gravel area that looked like a parking lot but was the location where a little more than a dozen houses stood a couple months ago.
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Re: Ishinomaki Earthquake and Tsunami

Postby Xizeeks on Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:22 am

Looks like Detroit.
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Re: Ishinomaki Earthquake and Tsunami

Postby jakel5555 on Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:40 am

And sentiments like that are why several thousand people have been living in temporary housing with very little food and water for several months.
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Re: Ishinomaki Earthquake and Tsunami

Postby Jyo on Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:37 pm

jakel5555 wrote:Yep. My girlfriend just got back from helping out there and the pictures were pretty horrifying. This is probably a better representation of the damage if you weren't familiar with the area before the quake: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011 ... unami.html . Even the place where they were volunteering was a large gravel area that looked like a parking lot but was the location where a little more than a dozen houses stood a couple months ago.


holy god, that link is really quite unreal.

mindblowing really.
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Re: Ishinomaki Earthquake and Tsunami

Postby darkeagle on Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:38 am

Wow...

That's horrible.
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