12 March 2011

devastating

Updated info on donation sites below.

It's been 24 hours since one of the largest earthquakes in recorded history hit the northeastern coast of Japan.

The powerful tsunami caused by the earthquake just about completely wiped out the alraedy damaged areas. Hundreds of people are confirmed dead. Thousands are unaccounted for. Many are at shelters with no heat in below-zero temperature; even those whose homes escaped severe damage are without water and electricity. Aftershocks are still coming.

And I just read a newsflash that said an explosion was heard and black smoke was seen at Fukushima nuclear power plant. There really are no words.

I am thankful that my immediate family is safe and well, but my heart is heavy. It took Japan years to recover from the Great Hanshin Earthquake, and that happened only 16 years ago.

Please pray with me for the people in Japan. Please pray for the country. They need it.

I don't have any photo today.


Note: Donations can be made to:
Red Cross
fund-raising site set up by Chika of She Who Eats
fund-raising site set up by Tamami of Coco & Me

6 comments:

Gabrielle said...

cocoさんのご家族、ご無事で何より。
うちも東京なので、今のこと大丈夫。
福島原発心配ですね。
持ちこたえてくれるように祈りましょう。

Senegal Daily said...

Thanks for the Red Cross link. I was going to ask where you recommended people give to - and you answered.

Praying with you.

cocopuff1212 said...

■ガブさん、
ご家族がご無事でなによりです。強い余震が続いているし、原発のことも心配ですね。祈るしかありません。

cocopuff1212 said...

■Khady,
Thank you for your prayer. Red Cross is alway a good choice. I've also added two of my friends' fund-raising sites. Just more options.

heidi said...

good to hear your close ones are safe and sound.

Just want to let you know your country and your family are on my prayers.

xoxo

cocopuff1212 said...

■Heiei,
Thank you so much. It really means a lot to me, and to the people of Japan.