Japan earthquake: Relief worker describes Sendai situation
14 March 2011 Last updated at 17:40 GMT
Luke Cummings lives in Tokyo but spent some of his childhood in Sendai, one of the areas worst affected by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
He and other members of his local church were given government permission to drive to Sendai to help with the rescue effort in the city.
He gave BBC News his first hand account of what he experienced when he arrived in Sendai to help with the relief effort.