Japanese Tsunami footage

  Al94 13:31 12 Nov 2011
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Someone sent me this link this morning which I thought I would share, incredible HD footage of Japanese earthquake and Tsunami earlier this year http://www.flixxy.com/japanese-tsunami-viewed-from-a-car.htm

  rdave13 13:48 12 Nov 2011

Frightening how sudden it was.

  gengiscant 14:37 12 Nov 2011

Scary footage,but what was even scarier is the speed in which the Japanese started to repair/rebuild the damaged infrastructure.I give you Road repair. In this country our leaders would be discussing the setting up of an inquiry and /or committee,in six days we probably would just about have agreed that indeed the road was damaged but that further examination by experts would be needed before a decision could be made on the best way to take things forward.

  Woolwell 14:41 12 Nov 2011

Thank you.

  morddwyd 19:33 12 Nov 2011

Truly terrifying.

  lucky1 19:55 12 Nov 2011

Horrific footage.

  Aitchbee 19:48 13 Nov 2011

I have not looked at the film footage, but I wonder if the massive,speedy, reconstruction of the Japanese main roads was undertaken by local builders, only...I guess so, because of the rapidity and efficiency of the recovery.

  Aitchbee 19:59 13 Nov 2011

I am just re-iterating what gengiscant said, yesterday.

I am observing the resurfacing of a main road where I live. It's a very, demanding operation.

  onthelimit1 09:18 14 Nov 2011

Six days to repair that road is truly amazing. Shropshire Council could learn a lot from the Japanese (a small bridge was closed for a month recently for repairs!).

  spuds 11:30 14 Nov 2011

You just cannot win on this one, because in my opinion I was stating in another post about how Japan coped with incidents of this type, yet the forum editor seemed to suggest that it was a disgrace, and civil unrest was evident?.

Seeing and experiencing what mother nature can throw at you, and at the same time, the human race is able to bounce back is a great achievement in itself, and I think this incident as proved that, perhaps more so with the evidence being provided.

The same is perhaps with some other countries, that cope with landslides or train derailments on a regular basis. Had that been the UK, it would have to take a committee and sub committee to approve the next move, irrespective of the inconvenience or delays to the public that would bring?.

I wonder what this winter will bring, when we have the wrong type of snow, sleet, ice or wet and everything comes grinding to a standstill?.

  Forum Editor 11:58 14 Nov 2011

"the forum editor seemed to suggest that it was a disgrace, and civil unrest was evident?."

There has been a great deal of criticism from Japanese people over the way that their government has handled (or not handled) the recovery operation.

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