Posted By usmcoefvet on 04-02-2011 12:47 AM
Ok so let me get this straight.. You have never been to japan?.......Do you know how far we are away from the nuke plant and where they took those readings from and the distance it is from the bases that evacuated people?........You stated before that you don't care were were it is or how the levels were taken, why don't you care?.......Are you a meteorologist? Were did you get the info that it will take 5 hours for it reach us. Your whining about them leaving there spouse, not having a car, living out of a suit case needs to stop....they are getting enough money to live in a hotel. They get there lodging and food paid for there. Do you want all Americans evacuated from japan including military on the hunch that something might happen?.......Do you know what the consequences would be if all military just got up and left. Who would be flying supplies to the Japanese who's life got destroyed by the earthquake?
Posted By Gene on 04-02-2011 3:16 AM
Families Frustrated by Lack of Answers From Yokosuka Hospital http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific...l-1.139699 OK, read the article. I wonder why people would leave if they have small children? We just do not know long term effects,
Posted By ThaiGuy on 04-02-2011 7:28 AM
So.... you point is, the Naval Hospital DIDN'T call families advising them to leave? Do you doubt the essence of the story?
U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka is calling parents of children age 5 and
under and recommending that they send their children out of the country,
several parents told Stars and Stripes.
The hospital has not publicly announced any such recommendation
Hospital officials have declined comment since Wednesday, and on Friday
referred all questions to Pacific Command headquarters in Hawaii.
I believe that if they aren't apart of the help that we are assisting japan in, they should be able to leave sooner so when/if something does happen, the only people needing to get out would those being in assistance.
Posted By toraenglish on 04-02-2011 5:51 PM
Last week around 5 pm, I got a call from someone identifying himself as a spokesman for the Yokosuka hosptial. He knew my youngest son's name. He said he had a statement to read and then he would answer questions afterwards. He used the same “abundance of caution” phrase noted in the Stripes article and said that the hosptial was recommending that young children voluntarily evacuate the area. When I asked him if the situation had become more critical recently, he replied no and used the same “abundance of caution” phrase.
Posted By ErinBeth on 04-03-2011 12:55 AM
.......I chose to leave.........my children were very scared by the first earthquake and the subsequent aftershocks.
Posted By Drudwn on 04-03-2011 9:16 AM
The hospital (navy) is just covering itself for the future. After the call was made that "strongly suggested" I evacuate my children, it was made clear that my decision to stay and not follow the hospitals suggestion to leave would be annotated in their medical record.