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They stayed away from the low lying areas while people were still alive to remember it, but moved back to the low lying areas to be closer to their boats as they forgot. They are talking about building more reminders for the future:
Originally posted by RoyalBlue
Really? And they built the reactors in these low-lying areas the stones warned against??? (I'm not familiar with the terrain, but am guessing so) All I can say is wow, they had these warnings, and still did what they did???
I hope they follow-through on that. They need to avoid re-building in the high-risk areas.
One idea, put forth by a group of researchers, calls for preserving some of the buildings ruined by the recent tsunami to serve as permanent reminders of the waves’ destructive power, much as the skeletal Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima warns against nuclear war.
“We need a modern version of the tsunami stones,” said Masayuki Oishi, a geologist at the Iwate Prefectural Museum in Morioka.