Recently the Yomiuri News reported the following:
All needles of the clocks at the Sendai airport (Miyagi Prefecture Natori City) indicated it was 4:00PM.
It was time that the tsunami generated by the earthquake on the 11th reached the airport. Now it was daytime of the 12th at the airport, there were about 400 residents from the vicinity who were relocated to here for shelter, in addition to about 700 airplane users forced to stay behind and about 300 people who were related to the airline.
The journalist reached the Sendai airport on foot at around 2:00PM at last. At the main entrance big driftwood had thrust it. Earth and sand entered the floor of the first floor, and refugees were at the lobby on the second floor. The power supply continued to fail, and always there were 30 to 40 people forming a line at the cellular phone charging corner.
Food and the medicine were offered free of charge at the stalls, and the appearance of the airport official who rolled the vinyl on the body of a cold victim could be seen. At around 3.00 pm, a staff who had received the information that "The water level of the nearby river decreases" directed that ｢The tsunami might come. Please move up to the third floor｣.
Nara Prefecture Tenri City's company employee Tomomi Omae (23) who had come from the Itami airport on business trip encountered the earthquake at the Sendai airport platform, and returned to the airport. When he looked through the window, the tsunami that pierced through pine woods and approaching caught his eyes: "The cold at night is more painful than anything else". Director Junichi Ishimore (59) of Sendai airport building in a steep expression hoped for the rescue of evacuees ｢Food stock may hit bottom tomorrow. A chilly night that is cold below the freezing point is also painful｣.
I hope Japan will recover from the earthquake disaster soon.