And DO NOT CLOSE MY THREAD. I AM ON CLOSE STAND BY TO PROVIDE SUPPORT. I am a Marine in the United States Marine Corps.
88k are reported missing. There will no doubt be a HUGE humanitarian effort to find and save those who are missing. I have not talked to friends there in mainland Japan in a couple hours.
5 miles in is the damage, cars, buses, trains, PEOPLE, are being swept away. This is just as bad as the Indonesian Tsunami a few years ago. Help is needed, and your art is the key.
As information comes in, I will update. Otherwise, Al Jazeera and CNN are the places to check and update this thread.