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OKINAWA, Japan (CBS) — Wayland native Alia Greenbaum, who was teaching near Sendai, Japan, when the earthquake hit on March 11, is now safe.

Greenbaum is now at a US military base in Okinawa. In the days after the quake and tsunami Greenbaum’s family could not reach her. Once they finally did they couldn’t find a way to get her to safety.

Greenbaum has been teaching at an elementary school in Japan for the last four years.


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