Disasters in Japan

Found out Friday morning that there was a horrible earthquake in Japan. And then a tsunami afterwards. I was beyond shocked.

My parents don’t normally have the news on in the morning unless something incredible has happened. I remember the TV was on when I got back from school on that fateful September 11th, the morning of Tsunami in Sri Lanka, earthquake in Haiti. This has got to be one of the most extreme things I’ve ever witnessed on the news. I was terrified when I first heard about it because I immediately thought of my good friend and penpal, Masae, who lives in Tokoshima. From what I’ve heard, that area is safe, and I’m so relieved.

I mean, Japan has had to face an enourmous 8.9 earthquake, a massive tsunami, a close nuclear plant meltdown and now a volcano is has erupted? This is madness.

For any of those living in Japan, or has loved ones there, I hope for their safety.
If you haven’t already, please consider donating to the Red Cross, or any other big aid organizations. Japan needs your help. (Somebody rightfully pointed out to me that Red Cross has been known to withhold funds in emergencies – please visit this link to find a more effective charity to donate to)


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