Friday, March 11, 2011

Today We Are All Japanese

That might be the best thing said about the disaster that struck Japan, thanks to George Takei for that and getting out the word on how people can help. It will be trying times for in the days and weeks ahead and I sent in a donation to the American Red Cross this morning.

Via Reuters

A devastating tsunami triggered by the biggest earthquake on record in Japan looked set to kill at least 1,000 people along the northeastern coast on Friday after a wall of water swept away everything in its path.

Thousands of residents were evacuated from an area around a nuclear plant after radiation levels rose in the reactor, but there was no word on whether there had actually been a leak.

Underscoring grave concerns about the Fukushima plant some 240 km (150 miles) north of Tokyo, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the U.S. air force had delivered coolant to avert a rise in the temperature of the facility's nuclear rods.

The unfolding disaster in the wake of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and 10-meter (33-feet) high tsunami prompted offers of help from dozens of countries.

Via Puffy's Twitter feed (babel fished):

It is to take and the [so] [gi], [amiyumi] is safe. Everyone who worries thank you. How, as also only every place is safe. ST

I communicated with the folks at cdjapan, they are okay.

Until then, if you have friends, family and acquaintances in Japan I hope they are safe and well.

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