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A Note from TheSarge: Tsunami - Showing Solidarity In Times of Disaster

A Note from TheSarge: Tsunami - Showing Solidarity In Times of Disaster

Houses swept out to sea burn following a tsunami and earthquake in Natori City in northeastern Japan.

TheSarge

March 11, 2011

3/11/11 Shoulder-to-Shoulder with our Japanese and Hawaiian LEO brothers and sisters

A magnitude 8.9 earthquake — believed to be one of the most powerful quakes in more than a century — has rocked the northeastern part of Japan. The temblor, centered a relatively shallow 15 miles below the surface, caused a 23-foot tsunami that swept through coastal areas in Fukushima Prefecture, and a 13-foot tsunami in nearby Iwate Prefecture. Four other northern prefectures were hit with waves also up to 13 feet.

This earthquake is be said to be 10 times more powerful than the Loma Prieta Earthquake in San Francisco in 1989. I just spoke to a friend in Hawaii. Evacuations have taken place and for tourists, ‘vertical’ evacuations are in effect: Head to above the 3rd floor of your hotel.

Keep our Japanese and Hawaiian LEO’s in your thoughts and prayers. If they breeze through PoliceLink, let them know that we are supporting their efforts. Hawaiian police have already been ‘escorting’ local lookie-loos from danger areas.

Affects of the tsunami are trickling in on the California Coast at this time (0865 hrs PST) but have not seen the full affect.

For images coming in from Japan, click here: tinyurl.com/497xghn

TheSarge is a long-time member of PoliceLink and serves as the forums administrator.


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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    All in our thoughts and prayers

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Bump. amen and God Bless

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    dolphinblue

    over 3 years ago

    42984 Comments

    Biump.

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    MarlyB

    over 3 years ago

    5044 Comments

    Many prayers to our friends in Japan.

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    AKangel

    over 3 years ago

    4972 Comments

    Prayers go out to all in Japan, stay safe out there Leo's.
    Glad to see the Marines in there helping out.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Bump!

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    ajsdaddyBPD

    over 3 years ago

    3110 Comments

    Bump!

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    I'm vacationing in Honolulu/Waikiki Beach right now and last night we were evacuated. We were told to head upstairs in the hotel with six days worth of food and shelter in place. I had gotten advance warning and got out of town instead. Ended up sleeping in my rental car in the mountains above town but by morning it was all sunshine again here again.

    Honolulu P.D. was awesome! They evacuated Waikiki very orderly and stayed in place throughout the night. It was done very quickly and professionally.

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    els98

    over 3 years ago

    474 Comments

    May God be with all those affected and give them the strength to overcome this horrific devastation.

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    T_9

    over 3 years ago

    5668 Comments

    BUMP!!!!

    Thanks Sarge.

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    SuzanneNGa

    over 3 years ago

    16562 Comments

    Thanks Sarge for a very well-written article. I still can't believe how horrific the earthquake was.

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    36TR

    over 3 years ago

    7638 Comments

    Keeping them all in my Prayers: Japan, Hawaii and the west coast of the continental US!! My Niece is an MP in Hawaii (and an inactive member of PL - k9mp11)!!

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    Book_Em_Mandie

    over 3 years ago

    6746 Comments

    Wow.. Thanks for the heads up and Stay Safe to our Brothers and Sisters across the pond.

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    BigNTS

    over 3 years ago

    6836 Comments

    Praying for the people of Japan.

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    USLawman1983

    over 3 years ago

    1572 Comments

    Thoughts and prayers to all involved in this terrible disaster.

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