No one in my extended family has suffered damages, we are all safe.
It was the first time in my life I was home ready to leave anything material back and evacuate for my life. That, while constantly worrying about my extended family and friends in Japan too. I was thinking at every minute "Should we leave now that we still can?", "What do we do it X, y, z?" and "Now it is too late to leave if we wanted to, we took the highest risk". Contact everyone every few hours, ending on events and news, checking the weather constantly, making sure we have all devices/house ready for the worst, all dressed up to leave,...
It was an exhausting day at night with, in our case, a happy ending. We were extremely lucky.
The fact the wind came directly to a stronger house next to us probably played a bit role in saving us. Our old building windows could have been too fragile otherwise. Also, the closest river did not overflow either.
We could have lost it all, like sadly many did this weekend around several areas in Japan. I can't even process what I see on the news (floods, deaths,...). It is just too sad and shocking. I've never lived catastrophes from so close until now.
Yes, I am delayed a week for any other thing I had planned for the weekend. But, to be honest, I couldn't care less...
My most important ones are healthy and safe, which brings hope to everything else.
I apologize for worrying you if I did. And thank you for staying around.
My best wishes for the less fortunate than us in this natural force event.