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View Diary: 27,000 Dead or Missing in Japan: The Humanitarian Crisis Gets Desperate (174 comments)

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  •  Rikuzentakata (2+ / 0-)
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    I just looked at the area you discussed on Googlemaps.  I can see why people up the valley might not have evacuated and I can see how that would have left them extremely vulnerable, with the water just being channelled right up the valley toward them.

    Thanks for your work on compiling more accurate lists.  I hope the Japanese government will have the good sense to see the value in it.  I'm afraid that they won't, but I hope that they do.

    "I always found it interesting that people would cast aspersions on failure, as if it were a bad thing." -- Michael Steele, RNC Chairman

    by journeyman on Thu Mar 24, 2011 at 09:39:16 AM PDT

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    •  It's possible that private citizens (0+ / 0-)

      can hack the Registrations. Build the broad-based database for at-risk individuals, augmented by people who were known to be working or traveling in the areas.

      We're talking into the millions of people. As many as 6 or 8 million.

      Government agencies are working full time on keeping people alive. They also focus on finding people who are known to be missing -- where families have reported the individuals missing.

      There is no one to spare for non-vital number crunching.

      BTW: I shot-and-a-beered the 50,000 number for an error total on the count by guesstimating a 1% error rate for 5,000,000 people in Fukushima and Miyagi. Add Iwate and Hokkaido to get closer.

      This is still shot-and-a-beer guesstimation.

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      by vets74 on Thu Mar 24, 2011 at 02:29:54 PM PDT

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