OT: Japan

Tim Selander selander at tkf.att.ne.jp
Mon Mar 14 11:46:29 EDT 2011


Ron Barber and I are in Japan, too, in Tokyo. While damage from 
the quake was not too severe, there were many deaths in the city. 
Now the markets are out of food and gasoline, trains are not 
running regularly, transportation's a mess, there are rolling 
blackouts due to the power plants, and they just had a news 
conference 12:30 am our time to say there is a big jump in leaked 
radioactivity, the water level is down too far, and the rods are 
exposed. This is Very Bad. The plant is 150 miles (km? can't 
recall) north of Ron and I.

And of course it is much much much worse for those in the thick 
of it all up north. The tsunami hit miles and miles and miles of 
shoreline, running as much as 6km inland, wiping out town after 
town. Then, what they are not showing cuz there aren't pictures, 
are all the towns in the mountains that have had road and rail 
destroyed, so are completely cut off. No food, fuel. Man, it's grim.

If you are of the "praying persuasion," this is your cue.

I don't think they've scratched the surface in counting 
casualties... the numbers are going to be staggering.

Tim Selander
Tokyo, Japan

On 3/14/11 10:36 PM, Dave Cragg wrote:
> I had word from Nicolas Cueto on Saturday. He lives in Tochigi prefecture (I think) north of Tokyo.
>
> He and his family were all right.
>
> In his words, "But, fortunately, our home, like
> most other homes in the town, just suffered from furniture falling
> over, shelves collapsing, and things falling off walls."
>
> Dave
>
>
> On 14 Mar 2011, at 11:19, Tiemo Hollmann TB wrote:
>
>> I think we have some LiveCode friends in Japan.
>>
>> The news are getting worse and hard to evaluate. Everything ok with you?
>>
>> Tiemo
>
>
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