The magnitude of the disaster in Japan is growing. I had such hopes that the number of dead would remain in the hundreds. As of this morning, 2,800 were confirmed dead, but with suspicions of 10s of thousands more.
The earthquake, tsunami, aftershocks, and explosions at the nuclear power plant are causing devastation not known in that country since the end of WWII. Hopefully, an outpouring of aid will commence. Their government is not equipped to handle a disaster on this scale.
To my friends who have friends and family in the country- I hope your loved ones are safe.