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Disaster in Japan: What now?

People walk among collapsed houses in Kamaichi, Japan.

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Surreal sights

People walk among collapsed houses in Kamaichi, Japan. About 450,000 people have been evacuated nationwide in addition to the 80,000 from the exclusion zone around the nuclear power plants. Almost 2 million households are without power in the freezing north and about 1.4 million households have no running water.

The death toll is expected to exceed 10,000 from the quake and tsunami, according to public broadcaster NHK. About 2,000 bodies were found in the Miyagi prefecture, according to the Kyodo news agency.