another town in the area, long lines formed outside a damaged
supermarket as hundreds waited for medicine, water and other supplies.
Supplies ran low as people stocked up, not knowing how long it
would take for fresh goods to arrive.
shops are closed, this is one of the few still open. So I came
to buy and stock up on diapers, drinking water and food," Kunio
Iwatsuki, 68, told Reuters.
…Tour of grocery
store in earthquake/Tsunami stricken area – Shelves just about empty:
store in Tokyo – supplies of basic goods, non-perishables dwindling:
March 12, 2011 12:06 CST
nuclear plant is unconfirmed… Reports vary… some suggest plant has
melted down… others suggest plant is intact
…Tens of thousands
missing in Japan
being evacuated in potential nuke fallout zone… 12
fallout map (Note that this map has not yet been legitimately
sourced, thus the estimated "Rad" levels are as of yet unconfirmed,
though the wind patterns match those of the 180 hour forecast above):
…As of yet,
the estimates for radiation release levels in the event of meltdown
as measured in Rads/Greys is unknown, therefore Rem/Microrem biologically
effective doses cannot be measured accurately…
level outside the reactor became elevated
to 1,015 microsievert (100 microrem) – the equivalent of being
exposed to the maximum allowable level for a full year in a single
day. The level has since come down sharply.
rads – No obvious short-term effects 80-120 rads – You have a 10% chance of vomiting
and experiencing nausia for a few days 130-170 rads – You have a 25% chance of vomiting
and contracting other symptoms 180-220 rads – You have a 50% chance of vomiting
and having other severe physical effects 270-330 rads – 20% chance of death in 6 weeks,
or you will recover in a few months. 400-500 rads – 50% chance of death 550-750 rads – Nausia within a few hours ; no
survivors Greater than 1000 rads – immediate incapacitation
and death within a week or less.
authorities are making plans to distribute stable iodine, a treatment
to prevent radiation poisoning, to residents near two damaged
nuclear plants, the International Atomic Energy Agency says.