Video: The tsunami from ground level
posted at 7:48 pm on March 14, 2011 by Allahpundit
Via Gizmodo, which calls it the scariest first-person video yet. What you’re seeing here, simply, is a river form before your eyes. First it looks like a nasty flash flood tumbling down the street. Moments later, it’s turned into rapids. And then, after three or four minutes, you’re watching houses rush by as the current roars along. I wonder how long it was before the guy filming this felt confident that he was safe where he was. By the end of the clip, he looks to have ascended a good 30 feet at least.
As I write this, the estimated death toll stands at 10,000 or more, but that’s a conservative estimate. They’ve already pulled 2,000 bodies off the shore of one city alone.