Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Pictorial records of tsunami clean up progress from Kyodo

This is a link to a website with amazing pictorial records of the tsunami from Kyodo.
There are three photos of each site. The first the immediate damage of the tsunami, the second taken in June and the third in September.  Rikuzen Takata, where I spent a week, is among the photos.  It's a great testament to the effort that has been made by locals, the self defence force, the US military, three levels of government, and tens if not hundreds of thousands of volunteers. 

Reconstruction has barely begun - plenty of places still don't have electricity -  but the progress has been phenomenal.  

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