Friday, March 11, 2011

8.9 Quake 30 Foot Wall Of Water



I watched live video feeds tonight from NHK TV in Japan just after the quake. Watching people running across open farmland or trying to out run the tsunami in cars and trucks only to be overtaken by the relentless wall of water.....

Kasuga Taisha The shrine of my ancestors, dedicated to the Shinto god Ame-no-Koyane, rumored to be a relative.

Even though I am an American and always will be, there is something that will forever be Japanese within me and what I watched tonight ....

No contact with relatives still living in Japan as of yet.

11 comments:

WomanWhoRunsWithHorses said...

I hope your relatives are safe, Catman.

chinasyndrome said...

Catman,I hope they are safe bro!

China
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Anonymous said...

I also hope you hear from them soon, safe and sound.

I understand Hawaii and the U.S. West Coast is also on alert for possible tsunami as well. Keep alert if you live in these areas.

Catman said...

Thanks everyone. Spoke with mom this morning and everyone in Japan is safe.

Mayberry said...

Good to hear everyone's okay. What a mess over there. On top of New Zealand, and all the other quake damaged spots. Hold on tight over there in occupied Kalifornia, the way things are going y'all might be next...

HermitJim said...

Mother Nature is really kicking some butt here lately!

Hope your kin stay out of harms way, buddy!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear your relatives and loved ones are safe. Take care
Selene

Ellen said...

Glad to hear your loved ones are safe. I've been watching the coverage (I was up when it hit, and saw the coverage that night) and the whole thing is just ghastly.

Anonymous said...

Just learned that we have family members thirty five miles south of Tokyo. No word from them. No way to reach them. Anyone know how that area fared in the quake and tsunami?
We are worried.
Selene

Catman said...

Thanks again, everyone.

Selene,

Some of my relatives are in Akishima, just outside of Tokyo. There are power outages and some reported phone problems in the areas surrounding Tokyo.

Most areas south of Tokyo are functioning almost normally and are having to deal with minor disruptions and inconveniences.

Some people were reportedly trapped in elevators for a period of time, but all seem to have been rescued.

More than likely, your relatives have not been able to contact you just because of the heavy phone traffic.

There is talk of rationing that has come up in regards to food, fuel, and electricity as Japan is having to deal with the compounded tragedy of the earthquake, the nuclear meltdowns, and now a volcano.

I also have relatives in Fukuoka (northern end of Kyushu) who said they didn't even feel the quake. My mom has been able to reach them with little difficulty.

If you still have not heard from your relatives, I invite you to e-mail me. I can have my mom talk to my Uncle Michio, and have him try and contact your family for you and relay information. He said that internal communications in Japan are good unless you are trying to reach those areas impacted directly by the tsunami.

Anonymous said...

i am worried about the family of reiko kurita they live in akishima, reiko lives in london but was to visit japan this month. my hotmail account has been hacked and i am unable to get in and i dont have her email address.please if anyone knows the family can you let me know how they are(i have been trying to find a phone number for them ...no success,,, carmel Ireland