I am hearing now that there are several hundred dead as a result of the tsunami in Japan. Apparently most of these deaths are from the massive flood as it swept inland, especially through the Sendai island. There is a limitation to the amount of information that is available because of power still being down, and most traditional lines of communication also being out. Traditional news media seems to be just as behind the curve as I am. From the reports I’m hearing, it sounds like the prime minister of Japan is sending in their national guard to help with rescue efforts. Its still too early to be thinking about the repairs or cost of repairs yet, but Japan is moving quickly to help those who need it.