Tsunami and Earthquake Survivors Desperate Search for Loved Ones


Amidst a gruesome recovery scene of thousands who never had a chance,  an occasional stunned survivor is pulled from the wreckage while soldiers follow the cries of a baby buried in the rumble to uncover a 4 month old baby.

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The Aftermath


For those of you like myself who don’t watch tv and who have no access to news coverage of the devastation in Japan, thought I’d put together a few videos of the unimaginable extent of the destruction and devastation left behind in the wake of this disaster – which also underscores the importance of being prepared for a natural disaster.

Thousands of people lost their lies who never had a chance to get out of way of the tsunami, but there are still millions who are affected and living without basic necessities after the destruction left behind from the earthquake.

This clip has some intense footage of the earthquake in progress, it went on for several minutes and people couldn’t do anything but hang on until it was over. Most of the people look stunned, disoriented and lost; for many along the coast if they were lucky enough to survive everything they know is gone.

From what I’ve heard it appears that the media and maybe even Japanese officials are underplaying the death toll, this looks much worse than the tsunami that hit the Indian Ocean several years ago that took the lives of over 250,00. This is incredible….

Short clip from the ground, it looks like a war zone…

Incredible footage from an aerial view of the waves coming in

Reports of damage in Russia’s from the Kuril Islands

Incredible devastation clip

Italy: Mudslide death toll rises and train derails


Rome, 1 Nov. (AKI) – The number of people killed in mudslides in Italy following days of heavy rains rose to three on Monday. Firemen recovered the body of a missing man buried beneath silt and debris in the central Tuscany region. Several people were injured when a passenger train jumped mud-flooded tracks in the northwest.

Forty-five-year-old truck driver Aldo Manfredi died when he was engulfed by a wall of mud and debris that hit his home in Mirteto in the northern Tuscan province of Massa Carrara.

Earlier on Monday, rescuers pulled the corpses of Nera Ricci and her two-year-old son from the rubble of their home, which was crushed in a landslide in the nearby town of Lavacchio.

Prosecutors have opened an investigation into the landslide.

Civil protection crews issued alerts Monday for several northern rivers that they may burst their banks if the rains continue. Officials urged people to refrain from driving for fear of getting trapped in flooded underpasses.

Schools were due to stay closed on Tuesday in Vincenza in the northeastern Veneto region, one the areas worst affected by the bad weather.

Ferry services were cancelled to many of Italy’s islands off Naples and Sicily due to high winds and forecasts that the stormy weather was spreading to southern Italy.

Five people were injured when a train derailed on Monday on the line between the northern city of Turin and the northwestern coastal town of Ventimiglia when mud and debris crashed onto the track.

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Italy: Mudslide death toll rises and train derails


Rome, 1 Nov. (AKI) – The number of people killed in mudslides in Italy following days of heavy rains rose to three on Monday. Firemen recovered the body of a missing man buried beneath silt and debris in the central Tuscany region. Several people were injured when a passenger train jumped mud-flooded tracks in the northwest.
Forty-five-year-old truck driver Aldo Manfredi died when he was engulfed by a wall of mud and debris that hit his home in Mirteto in the northern Tuscan province of Massa Carrara.

Earlier on Monday, rescuers pulled the corpses of Nera Ricci and her two-year-old son from the rubble of their home, which was crushed in a landslide in the nearby town of Lavacchio.

Prosecutors have opened an investigation into the landslide.

Civil protection crews issued alerts Monday for several northern rivers that they may burst their banks if the rains continue. Officials urged people to refrain from driving for fear of getting trapped in flooded underpasses.

Schools were due to stay closed on Tuesday in Vincenza in the northeastern Veneto region, one the areas worst affected by the bad weather.

Ferry services were cancelled to many of Italy’s islands off Naples and Sicily due to high winds and forecasts that the stormy weather was spreading to southern Italy.

Five people were injured when a train derailed on Monday on the line between the northern city of Turin and the northwestern coastal town of Ventimiglia when mud and debris crashed onto the track.