Onagawa Tsunami Aftermath (March 23, 2011).mp4

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Onagawa: 613 Confirmed Dead 259 Missing and Presumed Dead Total Population in 2010 Census: 10,051
(8.68% of the total population, highest of all the towns and cities in Japan)

All of Japan: 15,894 Confirmed Dead 2,561 Missing and Presumed Dead (This is accurate as of March 10, 2016)

The search for the missing is still ongoing.

Great new video (April 6, 2020) with a detailed explanation of the giant tsunami here:

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Very well done video. The damage is beyond comprehension. My prayers to the people in your town and of Japan

Author — LisaJ Sky4ist5720

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@rumorecurioso
I've been trying to post a higher quality video. That's why I removed the original one. I've got more videos to come, but was speaking Japanese in those, and have to add translations before posting them. Thanks for watching!

Author — Onagawa Ishinomaki Tsunami dot com

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Wow... seeing it from the perspective of you just walking around town REALLY drives it home as to how high the water was. So many videos on YT are from either high up in a building or they're taken from up on the hills looking down, so it can be hard to imagine just how much the water rose. Or they're pictures taken from higher up, so it looks smaller, but when you see the buildings just gutted rising up around you for 3 or 4 storeys or the car perched up there it's just mind-boggling. Thanks for posting this.

Author — CanadianErin

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Every little bit helps. They are still collecting money for rebuilding and to assist victims of the disaster. Thank you very much for helping!

Author — Onagawa Ishinomaki Tsunami dot com

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Yes. They are working on sorting out the last of the mountains of debris, and starting work on raising the level of the entire town (lower areas) to a height of about 5 meters. So long as you don't get in the way of construction, you can go anywhere. The only exception to this is the restricted areas around the damaged nuclear power plant, which you probably wouldn't want to go to anyway.

Author — Onagawa Ishinomaki Tsunami dot com

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First let me say a big thank you for walking all that way to show us interested people the terrible damage caused. The force of the water is unimaginable as well as the height (for me anyway). The damage is absolutely terrible! I feel such compassion for all those people who were swept away in such a dreadful, frightening way - what a terrible way to pass away! I just hope they never knew much about it. The Japanese people will build it all again but hopefully all their homes will be built up high on the hills. Bless them all.

Author — D Lewis

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Thank you for the nice comment. I've seen that video, too. I haven't heard what happened to them, though. I'll should be posting two more videos of my walks through Onagawa soon. One is from last year (one year after) and the other one I did last month at the two year anniversary.

Author — Onagawa Ishinomaki Tsunami dot com

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Thank you for the documentary of the devastation..It will take a whole generation to clean up and rebuild this..

Author — FolkPhotographer

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Author — Oscar Gonzalez

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The public gym was just behind the school. By the morning of the third day (Monday, March 15), they had cleared the road and rebuilt sections that got washed away so that relief vehicles could bring in supplies, and people with cars could drive out. The tsunami came up to just one meter below where we all originally evacuated to (the school playground).

Author — Onagawa Ishinomaki Tsunami dot com

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This is an amazing video.. Thank you for posting.

Author — flea sweep

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is amazing the work you did for this documentary. i thank you so much for this video, so many people was loss becaused i was washing this news in horror from may hospital bed and i stop complaining about may pain wend i so how many people was dying i star thinking may pain was nothing compare to their pain. thanks so much for this great job

Author — montelimartju044

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Looking through this persons eyes I can begin to see the absolute devastation and tremendous loss of this small city. My heart is breaking all over again. I pray healing and renewed life and love on the town and its remaining people. 💖

Author — Annmaria Shirley

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When I think of the trivial thing's in my life which I get upset about this video brings it all sharply into perspective !. ..Thanks for posting it !!!.

Author — jesse bongo

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Thanks for sharing this with us, god bless 😔😔

Author — Tinkerbell Blue

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We use the word 'incredible' sometimes too lightly, but the height of this tsunami was just that. Incredible, unbelievable. Also your video gives a very good idea of the personal scale of this terrible event.

Author — Stephen Williams

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Brilliant. Thank you. This will be what future generations of scientists might wish to see as a benchmark as to hazard/potential scenario(s).

Author — transientdreams

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Japan has had more than its share of tragedy, and respect to there culture and people. my heart goes out to all affected by this and i think as humans we all stand by and support you all.

Author — Dave BongoSlide

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Very sad and heartbreaking. Thank you for your courage and stamina. Thank you for sharing with us. God bless you.

Author — Linda Lee

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This hit on my sons birthday the 11th. I wish I had filmed the debris from Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi. This looks about what it did here, debris on highway was 8-10 feet high. My sons business was at 28 feet high. One town was leveled to nothing but slab due to the water. By the way storm surge from a hurricane comes it as fast as that tsunami it is NOT gradual. Thank you for showing this, if this saves 1 persons life it was worth filming it.

Author — Koakoa45