Sunday, March 13, 2011

Earthquakes & Tsunami Report 2 from Sapporo Hokkaido, Japan

Note: The following report is authored by Northernlight from Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan who requested me to post on her behalf.
Morning of 12th
Morning is revealing devastated scenes from a helicopter shot at Fukushima Prefecture.
Not only tsunami, but also because of subsidence of the ground, the area is under water. The lowering of the ground is estimated by 60-70cm.
Rescue teams are arriving and pulling people up/out by helicopters, or by hands. A mother with her baby had hurried to evacuate but couldn’t reach the place and climbed up to a overpass nearby with several people. The tsunami rushed as closely as one meter below their feet, horrified seeing houses, cars gushing through.
Internet do not connect since yesterday afternoon up till now March 12 evening.
Every TV station broadcast news on earthquakes only. Internet connection, cable TV, Internet phone all disconnected (AU) even in Sapporo area. Mobile phone works sometimes, but not constant.
2nd night at the disaster stricken area, some of evacuees are spending their night without electricity.
Prime Minister of Japan Kan held a press conference, after his inspection over the disaster area this morning. He said rescue forces of Japanese Self Defense Army increased from 20,000 to 50,000.
President Obama of US, and some 50 strong countries around the world have extended their assistance for Japanese people. Kan said, together all of us, each Japanese individual do our best to overcome this difficult time of nation.
The Chief Cabinet Secretary, Makino
The nuclear reactor melting did not happen at the Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Power Plant. A mixing of Hydrogen and Oxygen outside of the container of the nuclear core caused the explosion at 16:00.
Residence within a radius of 20km has been ordered to evacuate unfailing safety.
The container will be cooled down using seawater.
Russian scientists carefully observe the amount of radiation from their soil.
Morning of 13th
Internet connection has recovered but not Allvoices or to FB.
I am asking Gino in Manila to post this writing on my behalf.
I am attending Sunday Mass today. Need lots of prayers.

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