Council responds to sister city

COFFS HARBOUR’S civic leaders are watching the unfolding crisis in Japan with heavy hearts.

While our sister city Sasebo is well out of the way of the disastrous consequences of the earthquake and tsunami, Coffs Harbour City Council is keeping abreast of the events.

The council is contacting the council of Sasebo to offer its sympathies to the people of Japan.

“Our thoughts and sympathies are of course very much with the people of Japan at this devastating time,” said Coffs Harbour mayor Keith Rhoades.

“The sheer scale of the disaster is very hard to comprehend.

“We are hearing of whole towns reduced to rubble, which makes it probably certain that the loss of life has been very high.

“The people of Japan have proved themselves very resilient in recovering from disasters in the past but the effects of this particular event our going to be very, very hard to recover from and our hearts must go out to them.”



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