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CONTINUING COVERAGE: Japan Earthquake Relief

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in Safety

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Published on March 15, 2011 with No Comments

The dead and missing in the wake of Friday’s 9.0-magnitude earthquake and massive tsunami in Japan topped 5,000 Monday, after some 2,000 bodies were found along two shores in Miyagi Prefecture. The death toll from the Japanese quake and tsunami is expected to run into the tens of thousands as local and international rescue teams continue searching through the ruins of north-eastern coastal cities for survivors of the disaster, according to The Guardian UK.

For additional FacilityBlog coverage of this story, see this related post: Codes Impact Faclity Tsunami Preparation and Recovery.

Despite the deployment of 100,000 Japanese troops and more than 500 foreign rescue specialists, the relief operation is being hampered by the damage done to the country’s transport infrastructure, with roads, rail, ports and power lines crippled across much of the disaster region. The International Foundation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has established a solidarity fund to provide people with an opportunity to show their support for individuals and communities affected by the devastating events in Japan.

Your gift will support the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake and tsunami. Funds will be used for the on-going provision of immediate relief and for eventual recovery support to the affected population.

Japanese Relief Efforts



About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at

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