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djews

Social climber
sylacauga, alabama
Mar 11, 2011 - 02:05am 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????
QITNL

climber
Mar 11, 2011 - 02:07am PT
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/03/tsumani-warning.html

Small waves from tsunami likely to hit California on Friday morning

The tsunami may cause some unusually high tides but not major inundations.
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Mar 11, 2011 - 02:18am 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.
thaDood

Mountain climber
Porta Ledga Onza Kaleefa
Mar 11, 2011 - 02:22am PT
neebee...it say's that Kurihama is a populated place in Yawata, Yawata, Kurihama, Kanagawa Japan.

I don't know how to copy/paste...or i would.
Anastasia

climber
hanging from an ice pic and missing my mama.
Mar 11, 2011 - 02:24am 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 - 02:26am 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 - 02:26am 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 - 02:38am 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 - 02:45am PT
neebee,
thank you for the prayers your family and friends are in mine also...
thaDood

Mountain climber
Porta Ledga Onza Kaleefa
Mar 11, 2011 - 03:00am PT
djews & neebee, i am praying for the saftey of your loved one's...
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Who'll stop the reign?
Mar 11, 2011 - 04:02am PT
This appears to have been a massive rupture zone, hundreds of kilometers long potentially. The rim of fire has been restless this past couple of years.

Heart goes out to those folks. That could easily be California. These are the sorts of emergencies where I am happy to see the US military give assistance.

DMT
Aya K

Trad climber
New York
Mar 11, 2011 - 04:03am PT
Wow. My mom just got home from Tokyo the day before yesterday; she was looking at nursing homes from her father. I have loads of relatives in and around Tokyo and Kyoto, and Im feeling pretty awful not necessarily for myself - these are people whom I only meet once a decade or so - but for the way my mother and grandfather must be feeling (or will, when they wake up)

djews

Social climber
sylacauga, alabama
Mar 11, 2011 - 04:43am PT
Wanted to let everyone know...I got word from my family and they were hit but have escaped and are safe for now.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Who'll stop the reign?
Mar 11, 2011 - 06:00am PT
Hang tight Hawaii, its coming! I see some video of an entirely exposed reef at Diamond Head. This sort of drain and surge behavior is what got so many in Sumatra and Thailand, eh? Be careful my friends. What goes out always comes back.

DMT

ps. So far it doesn't look too bad for the islands.
D.Eubanks

climber
Mar 11, 2011 - 06:05am PT
Many thoughts and prayers for you Japan.



Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Mar 11, 2011 - 06:26am PT
Good news about your family, djews! We just got a report that the U.S. airfields at Yokota and Yokusuka bases outside of Tokyo are up and running and essential supplies are being flown in through there since Narita is closed.

One good thing is that the Japanese prime minister announced earlier in the day that Japan would accept help from anywhere in the world. The previous government refused to do that after the Kobe earthquake and many died unnecessarily while foreign rescue teams were caught up in paperwork at the airport. This government is determined not to make the same mistake.
BooDawg

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Mar 11, 2011 - 06:35am PT
2nd wave is hitting Hawaii now; waves are about 2' high but the VOLUME OF WATER means people need to take care in coastal areas. Kahului harbor (Maui) saw a 5' wave; 2nd wave there was a 7' wave. No word from Hilo (which took heavy hits in 1946) yet.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Mar 11, 2011 - 06:54am PT
Having Jan in Okinawa and Guido in New Zealand (OK, he may actually be in his moms basement in Calif. dreaming of the South Island, but I'm going at face value here) which just got rocked, makes the work a smaller and more personal space for sure.

Thoughts and well wishes for everyone in those spots.
BooDawg

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Mar 11, 2011 - 07:10am PT
Guido's wife, Nancy, posted a link to this video on her F.B. page:

http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/raw-videos-2-monster-tsunami-slamming-japan

PRETTY AMAZING!
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Mar 11, 2011 - 07:20am PT
Thanks everyone for your good wishes.
It's been a nerve wracking day to say the least and a very sad one too.
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