Apr 26, 2011

Tsunami Stone

tsunami-stone.jpgGood city planning, protecting the public safety.

"The stone tablet has stood on this forested hillside since before they were born, but the villagers have faithfully obeyed the stark warning carved on its weathered face: 'Do not build your homes below this point!' Residents say this injunction from their ancestors kept their tiny village of 11 households safely out of reach of the deadly tsunami last month that wiped out hundreds of miles of Japanese coast and rose to record heights near here. The waves stopped just 300 feet below the stone...

Thanks to my friend Ken Zalga for submitting this article.

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