Jessica Flemming is about 40 miles inland from Sendai where she was working when the earthquake hit just 80 miles away.
Susan Morrison was born in Sendai. Her mother was single, with no job and no means to support a family. So when Morrison was three-years-old, the court gave her to an American couple. Morrison hasn’t heard from her since the earthquake.
The news of a massive tsunami striking the coast of Japan hit Joan Greene, of Fort Worth, like a punch in the stomach. Her 27-year-old daughter, Jessica Fleming, was right in the middle of the devastation.
A delegation from SMU’s Dedmen College is in Tokyo and had an unexpected experience, one of the most powerful earthquakes to ever hit the island nation of Japan.