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neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 11, 2011 - 03:52am PT
hey there say, nohea... thank you...
thank you for sharing...


wow... so many folks, also, were out and about, too...
one never really knows where anyone could be, as well...

:(
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Mar 11, 2011 - 03:54am PT
Here's the official tsunami warning map from the Japan meterological society.



In answer to Neebee's concerns, Chiba and Kanagawa prefectures are on the coast in the red zone. Chiba-ken looks particularly vulnerable as the city is spread out along the coast on low lying ground.

I'll let you know when I hear more, but better keep praying Neebee.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 11, 2011 - 03:55am PT
hey there say, nohea... you all in hawaii are not forgotten, will surely be praying for all concerned... through the night, to morning, etc...

god bless...
take care, nohea and all...
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 11, 2011 - 03:57am PT
hey there jan, say, oh my.... oh my... and thank you... thank you jan...

keep keeping us informed, please...
will sure be praying... :(

Nohea

Trad climber
Sunny Aiea,Hi
Mar 11, 2011 - 04:01am PT
It's all good here...IF anyone in Hawaii gets injured from the potential tsunami, it will not be because they were not warned. Our thoughts go to those in Nippon.
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Mar 11, 2011 - 04:11am PT
Here's a map of all the earthquakes in Japan in the past 85 years.
You can see why they're generally well prepared.


Anastasia

climber
hanging from an ice pic and missing my mama.
Mar 11, 2011 - 04:17am PT

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2011/03/11/vo.japan.quake.cnn.cnn

This is so frightening... Those poor people!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 11, 2011 - 04:24am PT
hey there say, ... as to that message,
about:
They are saying that the town of Kurihama, Japan has been totaly wiped out!

where is that? please...
does anyone have a map??
BooDawg

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Mar 11, 2011 - 04:29am PT
What are the predictions for NZ? Guido! Are you, Nantz, and Shanana OK?

I just emailed Guido's daughter, Kali. No response yet. I'll check Nancy's Facebook page...

Here's from NZ:

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) last night put in effect a tsunami potential threat advisory for New Zealand, following the 8.9 earthquake and 4-metre tsunami that hit Japan.

The ministry's web site said the advisory would remain in effect until it was upgraded to a national warning. or a cancellation message was issued.

The advisory was described as a "low grade" alert last night by Dunedin civil defence and rural fires manager Neil Brown.

He said the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre had not included New Zealand specifically, but if the country was affected, it would be a West Coast-focused event.

The website said MCDEM and scientific advisers were assessing the severity of the threat to New Zealand.

People in coastal areas should stay off beaches: stay out of the water (sea, rivers and estuaries, includ ing boating activities); not go sightseeing; share informa tion with family, neighbours and friends; listen to the radio and/or TV for updates, and follow instructions of your local Civil Defence authorities.

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 11, 2011 - 04:40am PT
hey there say, boo dawg... a gal just posted at another forum, from NZ, so far, she did not mention anything about their needing to evacuate, etc...

if she posts more, i will let you know..

hope this helps a bit...
:)
Anastasia

climber
hanging from an ice pic and missing my mama.
Mar 11, 2011 - 04:44am PT
Debbie is in the red zone but since she is a flight engineer for the Navy.
I bet she's busy flying in emergency supplies, etc. (A very good reason for her not to be contacting us.)
AFS

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 11, 2011 - 05:00am PT
hey there say, thaDood, hope i spelled your handle right, will edit, if not...


say, thanks... i could not find much...

thank you...
BooDawg

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Mar 11, 2011 - 05:03am PT
I posted on Nancy's Facebook inquiring about their status and she posted the following:

Ken, thanks for your concern. We just got a pan-pan over VHF Ch. 16, and are monitoring the updates from warning to watch now. It's expected to hit us here around 6:14am our time tomorrow but ya never know how big (right now they say it could be around 1 meter). We're on the boat in the marina tied to the dock--we planned to head out to the islands in the morning, but may be driving to higher ground instead! Gonna be a restless night tonight. Poor Japan, and poor lots of other islands in the path--devastating.

More from Nancy:

Yes, we're fine for now. Just answered your wall post... tsunami expected to hit here at 6:14am tomorrow, around 1 meter, which in here would be kinda radical. We're definitely in the path, here in the marina, and if it looks too weird we'll get off the boat. Had planned to take off in the morning for some nice island anchorages, but we'll have to wait and see what happens now. Might want to move our cars to higher ground!

Thanks for asking... California must be on the tsunami watch list too?
djews

Social climber
sylacauga, alabama
Mar 11, 2011 - 05:05am PT
I have family in this area can anyone please tell me if it has been hit or in any danger????

Tsujidokandai Fujisawshi Kanagawa


Can anyone that knows this area please help????
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Mar 11, 2011 - 05:18am PT
djews-

Here's Fujisawa on Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fujisawa,_Kanagawa
Tsujido is in the western end of the city.

They definitely got hit by the earthquake same as Tokyo and they are in the red zone for the tsunami. How they did all depends on whether they got away from the coast in time.

The Japanese tsunami sirens go off immediately and loudspeakers throughout the town would have told people to rush to higher ground. The only problem is that they would have had less than an hour's warning after the quake hit.

I'd be hopeful. If there's any country in the world where you would have a good chance of surviving such a disaster, it is Japan.
Anastasia

climber
hanging from an ice pic and missing my mama.
Mar 11, 2011 - 05:24am PT
djews,
Google has activated a person finder page to help people locate their love ones.

http://japan.person-finder.appspot.com/?lang=en

Sending my best,
Anastasia
djews

Social climber
sylacauga, alabama
Mar 11, 2011 - 05:26am PT
Thank you all so much for this information...it is my 2 nephews that live ther and I am very worried.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 11, 2011 - 05:26am PT
hey there say, thaDood and anastasia and jan, thanks...

i will share the link with some others i know...

thank you all...


neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 11, 2011 - 05:38am PT
hey there say, djews... i am worried about two dear freinds, too, in the "red" zone...

i will be praying for yor family, too...

well, nite all, for now... i got to get a boy from
school tomorrow, and i need to sleep or i can't drive well...
djews

Social climber
sylacauga, alabama
Mar 11, 2011 - 05:45am PT
neebee,
thank you for the prayers your family and friends are in mine also...
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