Inspection tour in Ibaragi PrefectureVisit on the coast in Ibaraki Prefecture on Apr. 21
Visit at the disaster relief volunteer center and the welfare section of the city. Everyday life in the city returns to the normal. The activities of the volunteers are focusing on removing debris and assorting relief goods. It is already done to confirm the safety of the disabled. The city does not need additional help.
View into the city: 20% of houses were covered on their roof tiles with blue plastic sheets. Houses damaged by tsunami also stand there and here on the coast, inundated above floor level.
Visit at the welfare coordination center. According to the consultation service for disaster concerned, all the shelter were closed today (Apr. 21). It is done to confirm the safety of the elder and the disabled. The city does not need additional help.
View into the city: roads are bumpy in spots due to holes and surface lifts. Less than 10% of houses are covered on their roof tiles with blue plastic sheets.
Stop over nuclear plants on the way to Tokai village. The entrances of the plants were blocked by barricades, which made an impression of scary.
Visit at Hitachinaka City Council of Social Welfare. According to the council, no shelters are open now, and civic activities are back to the normal. A billposter that says bus bound for Miyagi Pref. for volunteers shows calm returned a little.
View into the citiy: roads are bumpy in spots due to holes and surface lifts. Less than 10% of houses were covered on their roof tiles with blue plastic sheets.
Visit at the welfare section of the city. According to the city, the confirmation of the safety of the civilians is completed, and the city has neither workshops nor welfare shelters.
View into the city: traces of the tsunami disaster are left around the port. Ferry landing is closed, and the first floor of the shopping mall is affected by tsunami. There are no damages in the residential area.