Evening ATS. This is a video that I thought you'd like to see. Its a POV from a vehicle, in traffic during the tsunami. Water starts to rush in at an
unbelievable rate. Cars, trucks, debris, everything is tossed around like toys. I really put myself in their position while viewing. I would of been
freaked, to say the least. Especially, if my sons were with me.
The dude narrating, I don't understand. So, I don't have a clue as to what he is saying. Although, just imagine if you were caught in this
catastrophe. Panic, unbelief, frozen fear, white knuckles. If anyone can understand this fella, please feel free to elaborate.
Whats your thoughts ATS? Would you stay in the car, Jump out? There's a SUV in the beginning, trying to cut between said car and a truck.... Until,
he notices the onslaught of water approaching. He changes his mind quickly.
I've watched so many of these Japan Tsunami videos, and I watched this one a few times before, too. The thing that was so different about
this one is the first-person view. It's freakin' terrifying.
It's one thing to watch the vids where the sea comes over the breakwaters and levels a town, while the person shooting the video is safe on a hill,
pedway, high rooftop or other elevated place. It's another thing altogether to be driving in your car and see a wall of water heading your way.
I don't think there really is time to react. One of the times I watched this video (actually it was a longer version), I noticed people on top of
the building to the left of the driver (before the wave carried the car away) and I wondered if there would have been time to abandon the car and
hustle to get into the building to get to the top. Of course, you can come up with all kinds of ideas while watching it on a video...not so much when
it's actually happening to you.
I figure that by the time you see the water flooding along the cross street, it's too late to guarantee any sort of safety, you might as well stay in
the car and hope for the best. And he might have had time to process this single thought. Who knows. The only thing we can be sure of is
that he is incredibly lucky to be alive. It's likely most of the other motorists at that traffic stop didn't survive.
I didn't think many would survive. Seeing how violent it was getting towards the end of the video. I do agree with you though about watching the
video and saying I would do this and that to escape the water. Kinda like being a arm chair quarter back. Although, actually experiencing that terror
would be a very different thing.
I felt bad for them. As I said I was trying to live in their shoes, for the moment. Were they on their way home, running errands? Family, friends,
waiting for them. A sad day. thanks for your thoughts.
If you get out of your vehicle, you're done for. It would be an absolutely hopeless feeling because you know the minute you get in the water, you
would be shredded and staying in the car would seal your fate.
I hear ya, I have a fear of drowning. I know it's all panic, until you take that first breath... but no thanks. I kept thinking about, If you get out
and that big truck or another vehicle traps you and water starts to flow in OMG forget it!
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