In their worst form, they were known as "100-year storms": catastrophes that occurred once a century and caused devastating floods.
And yet, in just the past four years, three times the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire have been hard-hit by storms that once came with interludes of decades between them.
Inscriptions on up to 600 years old stone marker located near the coastal city of Kesennuma warn descendants:
"Always be prepared for unexpected tsunamis. Choose life over your possessions and valuables."
"If an earthquake comes, beware of tsunamis."
"High dwellings are the peace and harmony of our descendants, remember the calamity of the great tsunamis. Do not build any homes below this point."
waynefromnscanada wrote: »
Underwater turbine was trashed by extreme tidal currents in just 3 weeks.
ggunn wrote: »
This is the second tidal turbine to be destroyed there, isn't it?