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Well, it’s March 11.  The fourth anniversary of 東日本大震災–Higashi Nihon Dai Shinsai  (The Great Earthquake of Eastern Japan)

I looked at a few disaster preparedness links and thought this was pretty good. http://www.city.chuo.lg.jp/multilingual/english/guidebook/files/JE_1_3.pdf Water was a big issue in Fukushima City–they had to turn off the water in order to check the pipes, which took several days. Gas, too, of course, and no food on the shelves.

I’d like to remember the families affected by the tragedy.  Here are the statistics for March 11.  And of course they are not just statistics to the families affected.

On 10 February 2014, a Japanese National Police Agency report confirmed 15,889 deaths, 6,152 injured, and 2,601 people missing across twenty prefectures, as well as 127,290 buildings totally collapsed, with a further 272,788 buildings ‘half collapsed’, and another 747,989 buildings partially damaged. (Wikipidia)

My prayers for those killed.

 

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(photos from last year’s anniversary)