Japan a month later: Through the eyes of a Quincy native
Sun, 10 Apr 2011 21:18:08 GMT —
A month after a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan's northeast, the country still struggles to regain control of the Fukushima nuclear plant and is facing a major humanitarian and economic crisis.
We skyped with a Quincy native now living in Japan to see how his surrounding communities are holding up. Jason Hollowell lives an hour south of Tokyo and says his family continues to feel aftershocks of last month's 8.9 magnitude quake just about every day.
He says people have started to calm down over future potential threats and are now more concerned with how much time it will take to get back to normal. Millions of homes are still without power and many more destroyed.
"A friend of mine and I would very much like to go up and help. Initially, they were not prepared to accept volunteers. Hopefully as things settle down, especially with the nuclear power plants, they'll be more prepared ti accept volunteers help with the rebuilding," said Hallowell.
Hollowell says food and water are still being rationed throughout Japan. People are also trying to conserve as much electricity as possible to avoid rolling blackouts.