Thursday, March 31, 2011

We underestimated the tsunami, now everything is washed away

We never experienced a big tsunami in this Arahama district.  We had some small ones, and even when Sanriku Coast was hit by the massive tsunami caused by Chili Earthquake long time ago, we had very minor damages. We never learned the lesson; when we heard of the tsunami warning, we underestimated it.  Now everything was washed away and nothing is left, even a column of the house.
(By Mr. Toshio Shirai, an evacuee at Watari High School, Watari-Cho, Miyagi Pref.)

From NHK website "Those Affected by the Disaster: What I want to tell you now" on March 29, 2011
The photo on the top on the site is Mr. Shirai.

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