Saturday, March 12, 2011

Devastation in Japan; 8.9 Earthquake.

Copyrighted to Diane Quintal
Zazzle t-shirt design for relief support
You can Text REDCROSS to 90999 for a quick an easy $10 donation, it'll be billed in your phone statement.
You can also visit these sites
British Red Cross
C.R.A.S.H. Japan (One of the first people that arrived to help)
American Red Cross Donation Page
Yahoo's Earthquake relief quick guide
Lady Gaga's, We Pray for Japan relief bands

So much is happening there, between the wreckage of an earthquake alone, there also a HUGE tsunami that has completely sunk one city, and maybe more. **The towns of Kuji, Ofunato, Minamisanrikucho and Yamadamachi, have been completely swept away. The town of Kessenuma is completely burnt down. -Kimono, Facebook. (Sheila Cliff)

 There's also fear of the nuclear plant about to go well, nuclear. They are pouring sea water into the plant that will help cool it, also rust it, meaning it's determined to be decommissioned. The outer casing blew, but the news circuits aren't keeping straight as to what caused it. Info gets released, then they get backtracked and say that was wrong. A bit of a hush hush going on between the governments I feel.

Japan has actually shifted on the globe, it's 8 feet closer to North America now and the earth was moved 4 inches from it's axis.

Watching the video of the tsunami rushing through gives a weird surreal feeling. It was a LARGE wall of water and it just swamped houses and it lifted them and took them with it. It slowly became a huge wall of debris, burning debris.

I have donated some already to the Red Cross, it wasn't much, but enough for some blankets, or like 30 gallons of drinking water, or some medical supplies.

There are MILLIONS without homes, and the death toll has reached over a 1,000 if I read it right.

There are a few japanese item auctions going up on Ebay that the whole profits go to the Red Cross and other various relief funds.

This hasn't just effected Japan, other islands too, Phillipines, and even the eastern coast of the U.S. Reports from California show damages reaching upwards to $50 Million, and at least 1 person washed out to sea.

These are scary times for the people of the Pacific. Google has a great page for those worried about any friends or loved ones, and it has great resources for shelters and updates on local news about power outages.

Google's Crisis Resource Center

Stay safe everyone! I hope people will have common courtesy and help those who need it right now.