In the quake zone, makeshift cities of survivors sprang up. At a high school in Sendai’s Natori City, now a makeshift emergency evacuation center, 110 people including 30 children bedded down for the night on the floor of the school gymnasium, sleeping on wrestling mats and blankets. Children sat quietly or passed their time with the stuffed toys, sketchbooks and wood shogi set, or Japanese chess.

The Bellingham Herald über die Situation in Natori. Die Stadt liegt unweit von Fukushima. Natori wurde durch das Erdbeben und den Tsunami fast vollständig zerstört.