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Posted: 3/16/2011 11:14:05 AM EST
not sure if this is a dupe


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpuLlIrUYsI





wow that is some power

Link Posted: 3/16/2011 11:16:31 AM EST
It is a dupe but well worth watching again as a reminder of the terrifying power of a tsunami.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 11:16:42 AM EST
I've lived through several hurricanes and never seen anything like that. Damn.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 11:20:52 AM EST
How much do these small cars over there weigh? Not doubting the power of the water, but damn those things seem to float up and away fairly easily.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 11:23:09 AM EST
I have a few simple rules for myself.

I don't live in a river flood plain. I try to live near or on the crest of ridgelines.

I will NOT live at the beach. Vacation, yes. Live, no.

I would most likely NOT live in a place that is very seismicly active. Certainly Japan would not be a place to live.

Not that my decisions really matter in the grand scheme of things, but it is better then playing russian roulette with nature.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 11:25:03 AM EST
Incredible, water just keeps on getting higher and higher. the power of water can be awesome indeed.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 11:25:57 AM EST
Amazing and horrible at the same time.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 11:26:14 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/16/2011 11:30:40 AM EST by HogJaws]
Holy shit it took that F'ing house!! You can see the terror and helplessness in those peoples' faces.

I will accept 1 refugee by the name of Reon Kadena into my home immediately.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 11:26:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By balloo93:
How much do these small cars over there weigh? Not doubting the power of the water, but damn those things seem to float up and away fairly easily.


It's not the weight as much as it's that they are pretty watertight. Look at the heavier trucks floating down the road also. They are floating pretty well also.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 11:27:37 AM EST



Link Posted: 3/16/2011 11:28:20 AM EST
Tag for home viewing.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 11:33:57 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 11:40:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
That is truly frightening.



Yep, and being one of those people on top of the house at the very end would really suck.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 11:47:03 AM EST
Holeeeee shit
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 11:48:14 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 11:51:49 AM EST
I'm surprised at the lack of hollering and wails from the people in the vid. I'd probably have made a lot of racket.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 11:53:42 AM EST

That's fucked up.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 11:54:22 AM EST
And that it was true SHTF looks like. No amount of ammo or guns will save you, you need power, food, clean water, and medicine.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 11:57:53 AM EST
Where's Lootie?

Kharn
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 11:59:43 AM EST
Wow. Just shows the power of it.

Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:09:30 PM EST
Damn! That is some scary shit! Those folks were lucky they had a semi secure spot there.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:11:50 PM EST
There are a couple of those videos were you see drivers in cars getting swallowed up and others were the drivers see it coming and are hauling ass to get away.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:12:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cavalry99:
And that it was true SHTF looks like. No amount of ammo or guns will save you, you need power, food, clean water, and medicine.

Bullshit. Just bump-fire an AK into the water to show it who's boss.

Then when you have it's attention, rack the slide on your shotgun. That water will flow the hell right back where it came from.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:13:53 PM EST
Scary. That water was going inland for 6:22, and we don't really know how far inland the cameraman is or how long the inflow continued after he stopped filming. Damn.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:17:28 PM EST
Look at the comments.

The kids do not realize that that was 50 degree water.

No you would not swim to safety.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:20:56 PM EST
They have a long road ahead of them cleaning up that mess.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:22:03 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:37:49 PM EST
unreal

Link Posted: 3/16/2011 1:04:26 PM EST
I feel bad and sad.
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