Glen Rock worried about sister city in Japan

GLEN ROCK - Glen Rock residents are worried about a sister city in Japan, which is located about 25 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Every July, Japanese students from Onomachi come to Glen Rock City Hall where they are welcomed by the mayor for an exchange program.

Local host families say they've been receiving emails from former students and their parents. Regina Rear-Connor and her sons say they received a message from the mother of 14-year-olds Tieshiro and Makodo, who stayed with the family last year. Rear-Connor says that the email had a desperate tone.

At first, Rear-Connor was told Onomachi had minor damage and everyone was OK. However, few days later, refugees started pouring in from the coast, food started running out and there was word of radiation coming from the nuclear plant.

The Japanese government is telling people to evacuate if they live within 20 miles of the power plant, but residents of Onomachi say even if they want to evacuate, there isn't any gas to drive.

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