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Japan earthquake; Pacific tsunamis

On Friday, March 11, a 9.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific Ocean near northeastern Japan. It triggered a tsunami throughout the Pacific Ocean. All members of the Wake Forest community in Japan at the time of the earthquake have been accounted for and remain safe, to the best of our knowledge.

Google has built a page in response to the crisis with news, maps, donation information, Twitter feeds and other resources. Click here to view »

For information about U.S. citizens, see the U.S. State Department website or contact 888.407.4747. Google has activated a “Person Finder” tool for the Japan earthquake: japan.person-finder.appspot.com.

President addresses disaster

President Nathan O. Hatch says: “Ours is a compassionate community.”
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Wake Forest coverage

Talking with children after a disaster
As images of the devastation in Japan fill television screens, it’s important for parents to take the time to address whatever questions and fears their children may have about an earthquake or tsunami affecting their lives, says psychology professor and child-development expert Deborah L. Best (’70, MA ’72).
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Emergency preparedness matters
Professor Kenneth Hoglund’s class explores the complexity of disasters and best practices for preparing for and responding to natural catastrophes. Japan’s early warning earthquake system is just one way the country helped protect its people.
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