Thursday, February 23, 2012

Snow Damage

According to, the island of Hokkaido has endured record snowfall since late December.  Currently there are snowdrifts 15 meters high. reports that 43 people have died in northern Japan while shoveling snow off of roofs this winter, with seven more killed by heavy snow falling from buildings, and four have died in avalanches. The claims that 83 people have died in Japan this winter in snow related incidents. Roofs have collapsed, leaving survivors homeless.

Everyone is worn out from shoveling and tired of all the damage the snow causes. University workers are staying busy, repairing broken windows and removing snow from the roof tops.

Yesterday was our day to shovel again.  At least we just have to shovel the entrances and not the roofs!

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