The nation of Japan experienced an earthquake measuring 8.8 causing widespread damage across the nation. As if that were not enough however, a devastating tsunami struck the northeastern coast line leaving utter devastation in its wake. Cars, busses, trucks, boats houses and people were swept away in the flood waters as they roared on shore. At first mere hundreds were reported missing, now however, that number has risen to thousands as the extent of the disaster is being evaluated.
Widespread power outages have resulted, and it is reported that some power is being restored to areas affected. The devastation is obvious by pictures released to the media. In one town what used to be a train station lays littered with train cars. However, it is reported that all the passengers were able to escape from the train before it went over. A local hospital was flooded out for four of its floors.
whats worse, is that five nuclear plants were in emergency status as a result of the crisis. Early Saturday morning an explosion at one of those plants caused evacuation of twenty kilometers and it caused several deaths. while the nuclear core was not compromised, the explosion resulted in some nuclear release causing the evacuation, sources said.
Water is in short supply as is food. Several nations are offering assistance including the United States.
Death tolls continue to rise, and it is expected that it will go into the thousands before all the numbers are in.
Stay tuned for more information as it comes my way.
Meanwhile, have a good day.