Friday, March 18, 2011

Japanese Tsunami Disaster

As you all know, Japan has been devastated by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and Tsunami. I hope none of our readers have been affected by this tragedy. Some of the coverage I saw on TV was heartbreaking and overwhelming at times.Giant walls of water swallowing vast tracts of lands was just too surreal.

This tragedy also brings back memories of the 'Indian Ocean Tsunami' of 2004 that killed over 200,000 people across countries in Asia and beyond. At the time, I was in Chennai on winter vacation. Although we live about 1 km away from the beach, houses on the beach side were inundated severely. This event also gave us an opportunity to do some relief work further down in Mahabalipuram area, where multiple fisherman hamlets were marooned.

We pray and hope that the situation improves in Japan as soon as possible and the country that has seen many disasters before, limps back to normalcy. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers!

2 comments:

  1. It was a terrible disaster in Japan. Hopefully the loss of life and property will result in realization that world climatic behavior is changing rapidly and mankind should take notice.

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  2. Yes, Increase in the frequency of natural disasters in the last few years is troubling..

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