ROUNDWOOD NATIVE Conor Doyle escaped the devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Japan last Friday.
Conor (41), the son of Maureen and Bernard Doyle, has been living in Japan for the past 19 years having moved there in February 1992 to work as an engineer.
His brother Andrew Doyle, TD, said fortunately the family were spared any anxious wait to hear from Conor and his family as he contacted them early on Friday morning.
‘He rang my mother on Friday morning and at that stage she had not even heard about the earthquake so luckily my parents were not worried. We all got an email from him too letting us know that he and his family were ok which was a great relief.
‘I was speaking to him on Sunday and he said he was going back to work today.
‘He had to walk home from work on Friday because there was a power outage and he said it was scary enough even in Tokyo. It took him about three or four hours to walk home.
‘ The big worry now is the nuclear power stations but fortunately at the moment the wind is not blowing towards Tokyo.