Jacksonville Woman Talks With Family In Japan Following Quake

As people continue to watch what's happening in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami, one local woman is grateful her family is okay.

Hideko Ortiz is the owner of Yakitori House in Jacksonville. She says when she saw the news Friday morning she immediately called her sister who lives in Toyko.

Ortiz says her sister and her family are okay after what they're calling the biggest earthquake in Japan's modern history hit their home.

Ortiz says, "They heard it coming so they were prepared, but they thought it was not that big on the spectrum. I said oh my God. She was still shaking when I was talking to her."

Ortiz says many of her employees also have family in Japan and luckily all of them are also okay.

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  • by Elaine Location: Evans Ga on Mar 14, 2011 at 04:38 PM
    So very glad her family are all safe. Our prayers are with all. This restaurant has awesome food . Try it!
  • by GLAD Location: BATH on Mar 12, 2011 at 10:47 AM
    THANK GODshe is safe prayers out to all
  • by sabrina Location: jacksonville on Mar 12, 2011 at 07:19 AM
    that's my grandma!!!!!

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