3. One family's quick getaway
Ayumi Osuga of Sendai heard her husband shout, â€śGet out of there now!â€ť Ms. Osuga grabbed her three young children, ran to meet her husband, jumped in the car, and they sped from their home to a nearby hilltop. "My family, my children. We are lucky to be alive," she said. "I have come to realize what is important in life."