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Monday, March 28, 2011

Tsunami aftermath, cleaning/Последствия цунами, уборка территории

We volunteered to go out and help the local community clean up after tsunami. We live far from the epicenter of the events, so we did not have to clean up too much, but still, seeing how the thick trees were moved and damaged led us to thinking how strong the wave was in our area. We also began to realize how strong the tsunami was in Sendai area. We watched the videos, but it felt much different being on site where it actually happened.

Мы поучаствовали в очистке леса от последствий цунами. Мы живем вдалеке от эпицентра землетрясения и цунами 11-го марта, так что нам пришлось убирать не так уж и много, но когда мы увидели как вода погнула и сломала толстые деревья, мы потихоньку начали понимать какой силой обладает стихия. Смотреть видео события это одно дело, но когда находишься непосредственно на месте, ощущения другие. Сложно представить себе как выглядит местность вокруг места где цунами было сильнее всего.






This area has mostly been cleaned, but lots of work remain to remove trash.

В этом районе уже убирались, но еще предстоит много работы по вывозу мусора.

After we got done, local people gave us free apples. And once we got on the bus, they waved good-bye as we were leaving. Very nice!

После того, как мы закончили уборку, местные жители угостили нас яблоками. А когда автобусы с добровольцами уезжали, они махали рукой. Было очень приятно.





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