After the tsunami, the island of Honshu were under water

Many populated areas on the eastern coast of the Japanese island of Honshu on March 11 that hit the giant tsunami waves are still flooded. According to National Geographic Agency, the water does not leave nearly 10 coastal cities, including Isinomaki where subsidence after the impact of the earthquake magnitude 9 over one meter.

In Miyagi Prefecture, the total area of the flooded areas has reached 326 square meters. km, which is five times more central Tokyo within a ring railway "Yamatonosen." Besides artificial "lakes" in the regions affected by the disaster are periodically expanded by tides, which creates difficulties for the search and recovery operations on the Pacific coast of Honshu.

The disaster in northeastern Japan has been the most destructive in its entire post-war history, the number of dead and missing, according to recent data, the nearer to 28 thousand people. The greatest casualties and destruction reported in the prefectures of Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima.

Japanese authorities intend to declare affected by the disaster areas "Special areas recovery".
They plan to establish tax breaks and other preferences, which will accelerate the reconstruction of the destroyed dozens of towns and cities.


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