President Barack Obama has declared a disaster in California to assist in its recovery from last month’s tsunami.
There are only three known survivors left from the devastating quake and ensuing fire that killed thousands. And only one of them – Bill DelMonte, who was just a few months old at the time – was able to make this year’s ceremony.
Tsunami cleanup operations were winding down at Crescent City on Monday after crews raised the last sunken boat.
The A’s not only celebrated their first win of the season, but also Japanese Heritage Day at the ballpark.
Federal health officials are monitoring milk, tap water and precipitation after finding small amounts in Spokane, Washington.
It’s been nearly three weeks since a destructive tsunami crashed into the Santa Cruz Harbor, causing millions of dollars in damage, and some boat owners are not happy with the way harbor officials handled the big wave.
Hideki Matsui and the Oakland Athletics say they have raised more than $50,000 to help with the relief efforts in Japan.
Local and state disaster officials planned to meet this week to review the cleanup that has taken place thus far, and consider whether enough money has been set aside to complete the job.
In California, home to two seaside nuclear plants located close to earthquake fault lines, federal officials said four of the 11 stationary monitors were offline for repairs or maintenance last week.
The U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday reopened the Santa Cruz Harbor, which was closed after about 100 boats were damaged or sunk by the tsunami that rolled ashore on March 11.