I put together the piece below because I could not write anything myself.
I also realise this isn't the only disaster and tragedy in town but its suddenness and scope has made it overwhelming. There are political dimensions to this as well. Most of those affected are poor people who have been forced by circumstances to live in low-lying coastal areas and/or depend on tourism as a source of income. One of the quotes which most concerned me was about the possibility of effects from the nuclear reactor in India. It isn't just a natural disaster.