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Offline lancaster lady

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Earthquake in Japan
« on: March 11, 2011, 01:12:28 AM »
Devastating news for all those in Japan ...
Horrific pictures coming through this morning .
I hope all those in the US are not affected by a possible Tsunami on the west coast .
So sad for all those affected .... :(

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Re: Earthquake in Japan
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2011, 04:38:34 AM »
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2011, 06:30:36 AM »
My thoughts and prayers to all those in Japan and those here in the US that could possibly be affected.  I have been watching it this morning too, it's terrible.
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Re: Earthquake in Japan
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2011, 07:07:17 AM »
I am trying to find out if my DIL's parents are ok.  I'm not good with the geography of Japan, but I do know they live 3 blocks from the ocean.

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Re: Earthquake in Japan
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2011, 07:18:39 AM »
I hope your area is safe, Luise...thinking of you~

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Re: Earthquake in Japan
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2011, 07:26:17 AM »
We are on salt water...a bay on Puget Sound (which is on the Pacific) but we are up on a bluff and safe. As far as I know, the tidal waves haven't hit yet. Sandy, Kirk's partner is in their home on Kauai (water level) but they are on the East side of the Island. What a horror all of this is. Sending love to everyone affected...
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Re: Earthquake in Japan
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2011, 08:02:35 AM »
Laurie, is your DS and his GF & her family OK?
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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2011, 08:12:14 AM »
Yes Pen, I am worried about them too.  I'm not sure geography-wise, where they are at in Hawaii.  Glad you and Tara are safe Luise, and your DIL.  Was thinking about all of you this morning.
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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2011, 08:26:06 AM »
My post went poof

Pen.. thanks for asking about them.. yes they are fine, they are on the  mid west side of the island and Tokyo is on the northern east coast.. My son credits the reduced loss of life from the quake to Japan's proactive nature and building codes.. Water is hard to fight.

I haven't heard from my other son but I've seen no mention of the Philipeans being affected.

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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2011, 08:32:42 AM »
Good news Laurie, and glad they are ok.
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Re: Earthquake in Japan
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2011, 09:26:37 AM »
Here is what Kirk wrote: Thanks for checking in. I just talked to Sandy and all is well on Kauai. Max surge was 7 feet, so no damage on our island.
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« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2011, 09:28:51 AM »
Here is what Kirk wrote: Thanks for checking in. I just talked to Sandy and all is well on Kauai. Max surge was 7 feet, so no damage on our island.

Good to know, I'm glad everyone is safe, yours included, Laurie...

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« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2011, 09:29:00 AM »
Yup, good news. Glad to hear Sandy is OK as well.

It's hard to look at the footage; my thoughts are with all affected. The west coast of the US is getting some mild effects, but no real problems. NZ & the Phillipines were taken off the watch list earlier. NZ certainly doesn't need any more disasters right now.
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« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2011, 10:38:15 AM »
I know that Japan came back stronger yet after past horrific devastation, but as I watch the news the destruction seems to almost be endless, it's so sad, those people woke to hell on earth... they will be fighting for mere survival within the week. 

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Re: Earthquake in Japan
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2011, 12:09:24 PM »
Good news here.  DIL's parents live south of Tokyo - they did fill it and some mild flooding about a mile from their house.  No damage to their house either.  We are relieved.  Hope everyone else is out of harm's way.