I;m currently helping my mom try to find her sister in Sendai Miyagi prefecture. We're unable to get through by phone and the relief agencies have no record of her. So that's what I'm doing.
Mom's sister is alive, her house is wrecked and she is staying with her daughter. Daughter's husband is missing.
Many emergency people are missing. The tsunami warning system got damaged by the quake, so the emergency responders went out to the low areas to tell people to evacuate.