Natural disaster in HD
Japan is now fighting a battle on two fronts, trying to avoid a nuclear catastrophe and saving people from wrecked houses caused by the epic earthquake and the tsunami that followed. Day’s before the natural disaster, support rate for the Japanese government dropped from 26% to 20% and 49% of those asked wanted the Prime Minister Naoto Kan to resign as soon as possible. (source) It will be interesting to see if the Japanese people will now unite behind the Prime Minister and how the support rate will develop.
In the video below we see the mighty power of a tsunami. The video is from a Japanese television station and was put on Youtube on March 11th.
One could ask what the cars are doing there on the roads, why are they not driving at full speed away from the tsunami? Maybe the drivers are looking for loved ones and hysteria has taken over. I can’t imagine what I’d do if something like this would happen here in Iceland and I knew that members of my family or friends where stuck at home. For example, see the car at 6:55, going 180 degrees instead of just turning to the left. I guess no one will know what happened to the person driving that car or if it had any passengers other than the driver.
Absolutely horrible, there are really no words to describe this.
This shows how the media is rapidly changing. We have constant updates from all around the world, in form of videos, pictures and of course just plain text. This must be the first tsunami broadcasted live on television (and on the Internet) for all people to watch. More and more videos are being uploaded each day to sites like Youtube, Facebook, DailyMotion and Vimeo. First person view on natural disasters, protests and other breaking news stories.
Do you see the cat running at 2:05-2:26? Running for it’s life but loses the battle – swallowed by the sea.