American Elephants

If This was a Novel, You Would Reject It as Preposterous. by The Elephant's Child
March 15, 2011, 3:00 pm
Filed under: Japan, News | Tags: , ,

Many still pictures of the aftermath of the tsunami from Britain’s Daily Mail.  Makes you understand why they said their most dire need was heavy lifting equipment.  Unbelievable devastation, with ships on top of houses, rescue workers dwarfed by the piles of rubble. From the maps, it appears that there are 11 cities worst hit by the tsunami.

Aftershocks continue, there have been more than 100 since last Friday, the latest a 6.2 shock.  Officials say 430,000 people are living in emergency shelters or with relatives.  The government has sent 120,000 blankets, 120,000 bottles of water, but snow is expected.  The maps accompanying the story are well done.

Lots of straightforward  information on the nuclear plants is available here. The media continues to dramatize, causing runs on potassium iodide tablets here.  Apparently people are unfamiliar with the location of Japan.

The Japanese continue to react with stoical resignation and dignity in the face of overwhelming chaos.


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