They cancelled my workplace the last few days, as with many other places. The trains are running at half capacity to save electricity and many businesses aren't running for the same reason.

When it became clear their would be planned blackouts, people started stocking up, and stores are emptying. I was running around looking for candles and batteries. Never did find the right batteries for flashlights, but did manage to find some candles. Ironic, for the first several years in Japan, I always kept a disaster package (earthquake) for emergencies, but I had let it run low - no batteries, canned food expired 6 months ago or so. Anyway, for me the food and water isn't an issue. We have caught up on that. My eye is on the plant up north.
We are what we repeatedly do - Aristotle