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Super Typhoon Hagibis

Post by deja vu » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:39 pm

A freight train is an understatement with what is heading towards Japan. Be prepared, stay safe and don't go outside. Have batteries, flashlights, food/water etc and a good radio and ride it out in the safety of your home.

https://japantoday.com/category/nationa ... er-weekend

Typhoon threatens to disrupt public transport in Japan over weekend

Train operators and airlines said Thursday they are planning to or may suspend their services in eastern and western Japan this weekend, as a powerful typhoon is expected to hit the country.

East Japan Railway Co said its bullet and local train services in eastern and northeastern Japan are expected to be halted on Saturday and Sunday, as Typhoon Hagibis is feared to make landfall in the Kinki region in western Japan during the two days.

The company said it will release more details on Friday, such as how long and what lines will be affected, in English, Chinese and Korean on its website and its Twitter account.
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October 10, 2019
Japan Braces for Super Typhoon Hagibis

Japan is bracing for a possible hit from Super Typhoon Hagibis, as the monstrous storm located some 600 miles south of Yokosuka, Japan, continues tracking north-northwestward. As the NOAA-20 polar-orbiting satellite passed over Hagibis on Oct. 10, 2019, at 12:40 p.m., Tokyo time, it captured this zoomed-in view of the well-defined eye, which often indicates a storm’s strength.

With maximum sustained winds of 150 mph (130 knots), this storm is currently the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. "Super-typhoon" is a term utilized by the U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) for typhoons that reach maximum sustained 1-minute surface winds of at least 150 mph. Hagibis is forecast to gradually lose strength as it approaches Japan this weekend. The JTWC noted that Hagibis will likely make a quick landfall near Yokosuka before heading back out to the Pacific Ocean.
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Re: Super Typhoon Hagibis

Post by yukon » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:05 am

A powerful typhoon is forecast to bring up to 80 centimetres of rain and damaging winds to the Tokyo area and Japan's Pacific coast this weekend, and the government is warning residents to stockpile necessities and leave high-risk places before it's too dangerous.

Rugby World Cup matches and other events were cancelled on Saturday, and flights and train services were halted. In the town of Kiho southwest of Tokyo, shops were boarded up, boats were anchored and authorities checked coastal levees. Residents of Tokyo were buying batteries, bottled water, instant noodles and other food.

Meteorological Agency official Yasushi Kajihara said Typhoon Hagibis resembled a typhoon that hit the Tokyo region in 1958 with heavy rains and left a half-million houses flooded. More than 1,200 people died in that storm.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/typhoon-h ... -1.5317585


10:04pm Friday night in Japan. Will pray all heeded the warnings, prepared to hunker down or get to higher ground. Doesn't sound like a storm you want to mess with.
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Re: Super Typhoon Hagibis

Post by deja vu » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:03 pm

Hunker down is the best course of action.

Glad to see the shelves are emptying and that people are taking this very seriously:


https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/ ... aELP397mpo

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20 ... na/009000c
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Re: Super Typhoon Hagibis

Post by dreamon » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:43 pm

Clean up will take time especially in those areas still recovering from another storm.

For those that may not know Langford, BC is on Vancouver Island.
Langford-based national rugby squad sidelined by Japan typhoon, plans to help survivors

The Langford-based Canadian rugby team spent the night listening to their hotel windows rattling and watching the streets outside flood in typhoon-hit Kamaishi, Japan.

They awoke to the news that their final game in the 2019 World Cup, scheduled for 8 p.m. Pacific Time Saturday, had been cancelled because of Typhoon Hagibis.

https://www.timescolonist.com/sports/la ... 2wzfw5gCCg

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