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Strong aftershock disrupts Japan transportation, slows recovery – Update 4/8

ALAN is providing updates on the Japan logistics situation from Ms. Hikaru Kajita, a CSCMP member in Japan. ALAN continues to work with our partners to support the relief efforts in Japan. Additional information and a link to relief needs is available at http://www.ALANaid.org.

“Yesterday’s large earthquake hit the lifelines of just restoration directly. Just after the earthquake, about 4 million houses were blacked out. Water service and the gas stopped, too. Two people died, and about 250 people were injured. Electricity was restored at a rush, but 600 thousand houses have been still blackout. One refuge got damage, so the evacuee moved to other refuge. Some of the victims have shown up the PTSD symptom. Mental care is needed.

Today, the entire railroads in the Miyagi prefecture were stopped. I still don’t know whether they run tomorrow or not.

The vehicle road suffered, too. The road of just restoration became a traffic stop again, because of loose ground due to the earthquake of 311.
http://www.mlit.go.jp/common/000141173.pdf (Japanese)

Even this, the maximum Japanese concern is a nuclear power plant accident. The victim in an off-limits area is also a victim of the earthquake and the tsunami. They cannot do any restoration work, because it is unknown that they can go back to their house or not. Because shelter was hastened, they are not bringing the refuge the private property. People that the product did not sell are victims according to the diffusion of the radiating matter. Now, their situation is worse than Iwate and Miyagi stricken area people.”

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