Sad Family History Story From Japan’s Earthquake/Tsunami- But A Lesson Can Be Learned

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From the news… With each passing day after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, more and more poignant stories of survivors and victims are emerging.
Immediately after the quake, Katsutaro Hamada, 79, fled to safety with his wife. But then he went back home to retrieve a photo album of his granddaughter, 14-year-old Saori, and grandson, 10-year-old Hikaru.
Just then the tsunami came and swept away his home. Rescuers found Hamada’s body, crushed by the first floor bathroom walls. He was holding the album to his chest, Kyodo news agency reported.
“He really loved the grandchildren. But it is stupid,” said his son, Hironobu Hamada. “He loved the grandchildren so dearly. He has no pictures of me!”
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The Weather Channel declares this week is Hurricane Week! Who Are Earl and Frank? How To Save Your Stuff!

CNN and The Weather Channel are burning up the hours talking about and watching Tropical Storm Danielle in the Atlantic. When winds hit 100 mph everyone’s radar perked up considerably. But “Where is it going to hit the Atlantic Coast?” is the question everyone asks them? Then… it sputters overnight and they drop the hurricane designation… then it may perk up and blast off! Hang on.

Actually, with tongue in cheek, the weather guru’s answer the question of where it may make landfall, “Maybe Newfoundland.” Or maybe Boston. Whaaaat? Then they add… but wait till you see what’s behind Danielle! Earl is nothing now, but there’s a pattern brewing that looks really bad and its probability of going south to Florida is very good. And, who is Frank?! He’s loaded off the African Coast, lined up and ready to travel. Take a look at the video

“The pipeline is loaded, as they say.”

People love to see the prognosticator’s be wrong… especially when they predict dire weather conditions like the hurricane experts at the beginning of this season. But to date… nothin’ to speak of!