Well so far the power outages haven’t happened though they are promised and announced as imminent incessantly.
Panic buying for gasoline (incredible long lines of cars outside every gas station that still has petrol) and people stocking up on candles batteries and food means those things are disappearing off the shelves of supermarkets and convenience stores like it’s the end of the world. Which with more quakes likely and nuclear power station meltdowns in the mix also, it might just be.
Tokyo got off lightly in fact but the North East, especially the town of Minami Sanriku where 10,000 people are missing from a population of 17,000, must be hellish.
Two journalist friends are up there at this moment. Hopefully keeping themselves safe and well despite the circumstances.
For sure they are working hard in unbelievable conditions as these reports attest:
Wish I could get there but it is not easy.
Talk later hopefully.
This entry was posted on March 14, 2011 by sungypsy. It was filed under interesting and was tagged with David McNeill, Earthquake, effects of Japan earthquake, empty shelves, Filling station, gas station, Japan, Minami sanriku, Panic buying, petrol station, Rob Gilhooly, sendai earthquake, sold out, supermarket shelves, Tokyo.