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Local Ties To Earthquake in Japan

4 years ago March 11, 2011 Mar 11, 2011 Friday, March 11 2011 Friday, March 11, 2011 8:17:05 PM CST in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Kristy Davis

BATON ROUGE- Instead of a quick business trip to Japan, Byron McLain found him self on the 32nd floor of an office building, in the middle of one of the strongest earth quakes in history.

The lawyer from New Orleans, now lives in Los Angeles, California. He's been through earth quakes before, but nothing like the one that hit the northeast region of Japan overnight.
Byron described feeling the his building swaying 5 to 10 feet, saying the quake itself last up to twenty minutes.

Even though Byron was at least 200 miles from the major impact, his mother was relieved to hear he was safe.

She heard his voice for the first time as our cameras were rolling.

The search and rescue hit close to home for the news 2 family.

Chris Nakamoto and his parents continue searching for missing loved ones. Much of his family lives in Japan, and Chris tells us his father has been able to reach all of them, with the exception of one aunt who lives in Tokyo.

They believe she is ok, but still await word.

For more information on how you can get involved with the relief effort, click on this link.

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