Buzz Fledderjohn wrote:I heard from Toru over at AN. He is fine, he got out before the tsunami hit. He said that he heard that 10 automobiles were swept away from behind his shop. Sounds like the shop may have taken a hit too.
auhckw wrote:I wonder is Hojo alright?
We had major earthquake, M8.9 in the northern part of Japan on 11th of March. Fortunately my hometown is in Nagano where is quite far away from the center of shock. My primary concern is the tetsubin artists, Kunzan, Suzuki Morihisa and Seiko-do....
Chip wrote:Heard back from Kevin from O-Cha again.Kevin wrote:Lost all internet today, but came to office and now it's back on.
The nuke plant is about 25 miles away. As long as it doesn't melt down, it shouldn't affect me. Uh, it might melt down though. No one here is talking about it, mostly they're concerned that there is no running water. I'm keeping my eye on it. If I think it's going to melt down, then will pack up and head south.
This is a messed up situation, hoping things calm down soon.Chip wrote:I heard they are going to vent gas or have from the containment building and pressure is way up, temp hotter than hell, and radiation is 1000X what it is supposed to be.
How much of this is media hype and more scary how much is government hiding the worst?
And of course how much is simply not known by anyone at this point?
Be prepared to go! Take care of yourselves.Kevin wrote:It's a mix of government not revealing everything, and media hype. In other words, it's hard to tell.
Tead Off wrote:If I were Kevin, I would take my family and get out immediately if I were anywhere in the vicinity of that nuclear plant. By all media accounts, a meltdown is highly probable. Better safe than sorry. Don't take any chances.
Chip wrote:Are you still there [Kevin]? I saw you on TC for a while.
Are you heading sound yet? Reports sound very ominous!
Kevangogh wrote:Still here. It's a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation here. We have one full tank of gas. If we leave, the only way to go is south and there is no where else to buy gas once it runs out. There is no place to stay either, zero. The current evac zone is 20km, we are 35-40km away from this thing. The winds are blowing away from us. It might blow up, it probably won't though. It's a risk. It's not easy to leave here either. Decided to stay until we absolutely have to go, should that occur. If things stabilize in the next few days, I can continue business. That's a big if though.