Officials from the central government are all set to lift the evacuation order that was placed since the 2011 disaster in Fukushima. The citizens of Naraha, a town in Fukushima have already been notified that the evacuation orders will be lifted on September 5, 2015.
More than 7,000 citizens of Naraha will be able to return to their homes permanently. Naraha will be the first town among seven municipalities, who were forced to leave their homes due to the March 11, 2011 earthquake and Tsunami disaster.
On the other hand the evacuees have mixed feelings over going back to their homes. Residents have expressed concerns over safety, radiation fears and lack of medical care. It is still not clear how many of them would return to their homes at Fukushima. One of the residents said, “There are no shops. There are no doctors. I don’t know what to do”.
In the month of April, 2015 the government had allowed to people of Naraha to return to their homes for three months to prepare for a permanent return. The government has assured that the decontamination work has been completed in March 2015. March 11, 2011 was a day when Fukushima was hit by a major earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands of people and forced many of them to leave their permanent homes.