OT- the earthquake and sunami in Japan

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momtofourangels
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   Posted 3/12/2011 2:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I just wanted to mention the earthquake and sunami in Japan. I saw on the news during the day and the evening what horrible destruction there is there. I know everyone is having their own problems and pain, I do too, but I feel we all (those who pray) need to pray for all of those people in Japan that are going through all the devestation. My thoughts and prayers are with all of them and their families. May God be with them all.

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Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees

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   Posted 3/12/2011 4:22 AM (GMT -6)   
My neighbors daughter and two grandbabies are over there. They were evacuated to higher ground. I talked to her mom today and they are hoping the great grandmother can go over there next week to stay with her for a while. Her husband is on deployment till the 15th of April and she is just fried with all of this going on with two little ones. We are keeping our fingers crossed the great grandmother can get to her.

So much destruction in a short amount of time.
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momtofourangels
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   Posted 3/13/2011 1:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow. I sure am glad that her and the two little ones are ok. I pray that the grandmother can get to her really soon. I bet it's really scary for her. It's so sad.

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Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees

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   Posted 3/13/2011 11:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad that this topic was brought up~

I did go online and watched some video clips of the tsunami 'flood' rushing over land, washing away people's entire lives and and in some cases taking the people too. It is so heartbreaking to watch. Unfortunately there were a couple of lives lost in the US which could have been avoided, from what I read. During an impending tsunami is not the time to set up your camera gear for pictures.

When I was way younger, 1964, (ya, people from those days are still around... shockedwink we were camped on the beaches of Washington state. On March 27th, Good Friday, Alaska had an earthquake just a bit stronger than the Japan one, but when they are that big it really doesn't matter. Anyway, the quake triggered a tidal wave that raced down the western side of North America. Luckily someone in our group had a radio on and heard the alert. Those were the days before the huge sirens that now line the coasts of our country. The teenagers in the group went around telling other campers and the park ranger. Sad he didn't believe us.

I was with my parents and another family so well threw everything back into the campers and raced for high ground. Once clear we just kept on traveling home. We turned on the TV and saw pictures of the campground we had just left. It was awash where we had been only a couple or hours earlier. That is why it's so important to heed the warning and not go set up to take pictures...IMHO. Oh, and that park ranger who didn't believe us?? His trailer where he lived in the park had a water link inside the home about 3' up his walls. He was fine although a but shook. Ya, we laughed once we saw he was OK. But he really did need to have his carpets cleaned! smilewinkgrin

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momtofourangels
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   Posted 3/14/2011 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Boy Chutz. That was definitely a bad earthquake. I'm so glad that that person had that radio on, and I'm so glad that you all go home safe.

I know that guy that set his camera up needed his head examined. And that ranger was really lucky to have gotten thru that alive.

Thanks for sharing the story with us.

I heard on the news tonight that 1900 have been found dead so far. It is so sad.

God bless us all
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Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees

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   Posted 3/15/2011 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   

  

  The Tsunami and all the aftermath results (Volcano resuming eruption, nuclear threat, flooding, refinery fire) has had a incredible impact on my family. My husband is an engineer / computer science major. His company has the main office in Japan. I cant go in to detail about his job. It has made an impact on our lives. I am worried.

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