I gotten a few messages today asking if I’m okay after the tornado in Tsukuba. I wanted to say thank you to those who emailed, I really appreciate it. I’m doing okay. It doesn’t look like any damage happened to the apartments and houses in my area. I think the tornado must have hit in a different part of Tsukuba. I was on my bike, riding to Tsukuba University, when the tornado hit (guess I need to pay more attention to the news). I should have noticed something was up when my door flung open as soon as I pushed the handle down. I really thought it was just a heavy thunderstorm with heavy wind and hail (which is also quite rare). I noticed that the power was out at the student center, but it really didn’t strike me as strange, thunderstorms can sometimes cause power outages. I got a phone email from my friend Marisa asking if everything was okay, and then I knew. I wonder where the reported damage happened.
Honestly I’m a little surprised that I didn’t know about until after I checked my mail. I saw this USA Today story so I thought I’d share it with you guys: