Monthly Archives: March 2011
The mayor wonders if the warning system worked too well over the years — if some people had grown complacent.
“We are too used to earthquakes and hearing alarms,” he said.
Scientists warn that another mega-quake is possible, perhaps one farther south on the Japan Trench, closer to Tokyo. It might not happen for many years, decades or even centuries. Or it could happen any day, any moment. Continue reading
Operation Blessing International delivers 4 tons of relief supplies to shelters, hospital in Ishinomaki, Japan
ISHINOMAKI, JAPAN (March 24, 2011) – The Virginia Beach-based Operation Blessing International (OBI) disaster relief team has delivered 4 tons of emergency supplies to shelters and the general hospital in the city of Ishinomaki today.
The shelter supplies included rice, water, bread, fruit, warm clothing, cooking stoves, candles and canned food. Continue reading
Parents in Japan comb through school that’s now a graveyard
Students and teachers at Ookawa Elementary School in Ishinomaki, Japan, knew just what to do in an earthquake. Yet nearly 100 of them died as the tsunami swept in.
Take a look inside shelters in Ishinomaki, Japan. Wendy sent a link to some awesome photographs of Ishinomaki! Thanks! Continue reading
For the past ten days people have been searching for Taylor Anderson in Ishinomaki, Japan. After a long inquiry her body has been found and she is confirmed dead. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family. I cannot imagine what hell they have been through these past 10 days.
Here is the story from Yahoo News complete link below!
By ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON, Associated Press – Tue Mar 22, 5:21 pm ET
RICHMOND, Va. – Taylor Anderson spent more than two years overseas, fulfilling her longtime dream to live in Japan, immerse herself in Asian culture and befriend new people.
Police in Japan say 15,000 people may have been killed in a single prefecture, Miyagi, by the huge quake and tsunami which struck nine days ago.
The official death toll has now risen to 8,450, with 12,931 people missing.
But there was some good news after an 80-year-old woman and her grandson were found alive in the rubble of Ishinomaki city. Continue reading
By TOMOKO A. HOSAKA, Associated Press – Sun Mar 20, 12:32 pm ET TOKYO – The voice rang out suddenly, unexpectedly, from the wreckage left behind by the monstrous earthquake and tsunami that ripped through the country’s northeast nine days … Continue reading
Linda Sent us a link to this article about Bethany Davies! Thanks Linda! By JESSIE STENSLAND Whidbey News Times Assistant editor Mar 17 2011, 3:52 PM Oak Harbor residents Rick and Julie Davies finally got to hear their daughter’s voice … Continue reading
If anyone on the ground or in the area knows of a specific school that was hit really hard in Ishinomaki and needs some money and supplies, please let us know. I too, would like to help in this effort with my students at Southern Utah University and friends in Southern Utah! Continue reading
Mitsi sent the following link from BBC. Thank you Mitsi for all you are doing to help gather information and searching the Google People finder! Hope you know how appreciated you are!!! Food shortage misery for tsunami survivors in Japan … Continue reading