the damage is worse than I even imagined.
You know, when the talking heads were saying there could be as many as 1000 killed, I just said to myself “they don’t know what they are talking about”. It was obvious from the pictures being transmitted even as the tsunami occurred that there would be many thousands dead. Most of those houses and buildings and many of the cars and trucks being swept away probably had people in them. They will be finding the dead for months, in spite of the fact that many of them are buried so deeply in debris that they will never be found. And this is assuming they get the nuclear plants under control.
No, it isn’t yet at all beyond what I imagined. And I’m usually an optimist.