Seeing this I have much more understanding of why fellow foreigners from some European countries are far more panicked about the whole situation than I am.
And a life goes on moment- MIL got a phonecall from a neighbour this morning. (Their city is within the 80km zone the US and Australian embassies are asking us to evacuate from) She was very worried and picked up with a 'What's wrong?!'
"If you are going to miss the neighbourhood committee AGM next weekend you need to bring me your absentee form by Wednesday."
It takes more than a nuclear scare, intermittent power and water, no gas, limited petrol and a supermarket without food to keep the neighbourhood committee from their bureaucratic workings!