Comcast broadcasts Japan earthquake coverage to Issaquah customers

March 11, 2011

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 4 p.m. March 11, 2011

Comcast digital customers in Issaquah and elsewhere in Western Washington — regardless of service level — can watch TV Japan on Channel 245 through March 18. The channel is broadcasting ongoing live news coverage from earthquake- and tsunami-stricken areas in Japan.

Officials directed people to check the American Red Cross Safe and Well Program or call the U.S. Department of State at 888-407-4747 or 202-647-5225 for information about relatives impacted by the earthquake and the tsunami.

People can donate to disaster relief efforts through the Red Cross Serving King & Kitsap Counties. People can also text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation to help people affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific Ocean.

In King County, Executive Dow Constantine said the Office of Emergency Management monitored the tsunami and reminded residents to prepare.

Issaquah leaders encouraged residents to sign up for upcoming Community Emergency Response Team training to assist in the aftermath of disasters.

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One Response to “Comcast broadcasts Japan earthquake coverage to Issaquah customers”

  1. BW on March 11th, 2011 7:46 pm

    Anyone else getting “This channel should be available shortly.”?

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