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robdogbucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:30 PM
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Pray for Japan on this Easter Sunday, they continue to suffer
in the aftermath of the quake/tsunami/nuke plant damage:

Mayors see little prospect of rebuilding lives

An NHK survey of municipalities affected by the March 11th disasters has found that 60 percent of them see little or no prospect of rebuilding residents' lives.

The mayors of 42 cities, towns and villages in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima Prefectures responded to the survey conducted between April 19th and 22nd. 8 mayors, including those of Iwate's Yamada Town, Miyagi's Watari Town and Fukushima's Futaba Town said there is no prospect of reconstructing residents' livelihoods. Residents of Futaba Town were forced to evacuate their hometown and are taking shelter in Saitama Prefecture, north of Tokyo.

Another 18 municipal heads said there is little prospect of rebuilding lives. All mayors, except that of Minami Soma City in Fukushima Prefecture, said they had managed to secure essential supplies, such as food and water. However, 38 municipality heads, or 85 percent, said there was still no prospect of rebuilding industries or workplaces, while 79 percent said there was no prospect of drawing up reconstruction plans.

The survey also asked mayors of the 13 municipalities located within a 30-kilometer radius of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant or within the evacuation zone what the 3 most serious issues are.
Eleven of them said financial compensation, 9 said employment, and 8 said radiation-related health concerns.

Over 26,000 dead or missing

Over 26,000 people are dead or missing after the March 11th earthquake and tsunami as of Sunday morning.

The National Police Agency says 14,294 people have been confirmed dead, including those who died in strong aftershocks on April 7th and 11th.

About 84 percent of the recovered bodies have been identified.

Miyagi Prefecture suffered the highest number of deaths at 8,644, followed by 4,148 in Iwate Prefecture and 1,439 in Fukushima Prefecture.

Sunday, April 24, 2011 14:52 +0900 (JST)

Landslide, flood, aftershock warnings in Tohoku

Japanese weather officials are warning of the possibility of landslides and flooding in disaster-affected areas caused by bad weather through Monday.

The Meteorological Agency says rain and wind has grown stronger in northeastern and eastern Japan since Saturday.

The strong rain and wind passed their peak by Sunday morning. But cold air will move in over the affected areas through Monday and may cause heavy rain, lightning, and gusts of wind.

The agency is warning of possible landslides, flooding in low-lying areas, and overflowing rivers as the ground has lost strength or sagged due to aftershocks.

The agency is also cautioning about earthquakes in a wide area as strong tremors continue even outside areas hit by aftershocks.

Sunday, April 24, 2011 10:57 +0900 (JST)

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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 02:19 PM
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1. We're Going to Japan
in May or June.
My heart breaks for Japan.

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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 02:45 PM
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2. We have been since the quake.
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thereismore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:58 AM
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3. Good sentiment, but prayers are useless to anyone other that those who do the praying. nt
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