Essay on Consequences of the Tsunami in Japan 2011
Just around ten minutes before the tsunami hit, the city of Sendai was advised to take refuge, and fast (Japan earthquake/tsunami 3). Unfortunately that was much too late. People were seen speeding away from the incoming water, and scurrying to escape the rivers that their streets were becoming. From higher grounds, videos were taken of the incoming waves. Houses were engulfed, furniture floating along through murky water, passing the occasional stop sign and traffic light. The murky water washed over the city, regardless of what, or even who it dragged along in its path. It seemed unreal how a town can be devastated in less time than it takes to brush and floss your teeth.
Japanese survivors were discouraged after seeing their neighborhoods turn into junk yards and their hard work torn into pieces as easily as a thin sheet of origami paper. “We lost everything in a split second. Our lives were spared, but I am not yet convinced whether that was a good or bad thing.” - a response from a newly homeless Japanese woman. Homeless, helpless, hopeless: The tsunami took away so much more than Japan’s record of being the biggest earthquake/tsunami yet.
Japan, known for largely populated…