UPDATED: North Dakota native Allison Colby alive and well in Japan
Jessica Colby and her family in Velva, N.D., got the news they had waited for since an earthquake hit Japan Friday: Jessica's younger sister, Allison, is alive and well.
Allison Colby, a 23-year-old living in Kamimachi, Japan, where she taught English, escaped unharmed by both the earthquake and a tsunami that devastated Sendai - a city of about 1 million just to her south.
"She was all right," Jessica said this morning. "She just sounded exhausted."