Update from my last post...things have gotten worse...as is expected from the reactor. Otherwise, my brother and his wife are fine. Also...the earthquake and the tsunami it created sent some nasty swells that hit even the west coast of America. Oregon took over one million dollars worth of damage from the swells tearing apart piers. But beyond that I have not heard of any one on the west coast in either north or south America getting injured from this. So, lets hope that the crisis with the reactor does not go critical.

Correction: It was California and not Washington that was hit. Both states individually took more damage than Hawaii did to. :(