While other nations are urging their citizens to flee Japan and the Tokyo area, the U.S. State Department has not done the same. Instead, they have told us to follow the recommendations of the Japanese. You can read more about that here.
Here, locally, things in our surrounding communities are getting worse. Most stores are bare, and gasoline stations are out of fuel. Some businesses are open, but without fuel, most are finding it difficult to go to work.
We had several large aftershocks again yesterday, and they scared the shit out of me, as usual!
Thankfully, we are fine. We have the resources we need. We are very lucky! Today, Jude is at school and Husband is at work.
We are still watching the amount of radiation in the air. According to reports, the radiation levels are higher than normal, but not considered dangerous.
I have my bags packed, just in case we are told to leave. But, as of right now (7:45 AM on Thursday), we are supposedly safe.
Again, I will continue to keep you updated on our situation.