Super Typhoon

9 Jul

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The biggest typhoon to hit Japan in years is currently wreaking havoc in southern Japan. It’s on course to hit the Tokyo area in a day or two. If you’re in Japan, take care! Typhoon storms, like hurricanes and cyclones, are dangerous!

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20 Responses to “Super Typhoon”

  1. tokyo5 July 11, 2014 at 9:03 am #

    This typhoon has changed course and (narrowly) missed Tokyo!

    It was a bit windy here last night (and there was an earthquake!), it’s calm and sunny here now.

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  2. Paul (@BlueKutsu) July 9, 2014 at 9:40 pm #

    Be safe!

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  3. mikeladano July 9, 2014 at 7:57 pm #

    Yikes, be safe!

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    • tokyo5 July 9, 2014 at 9:18 pm #

      Thanks. Typhoons are similar to the hurricanes that Florida gets… in fact, summer in Tokyo is very similar to summer in Florida (the other three seasons are different though).

      Does Canada get typhoons or hurricanes?

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      • mikeladano July 10, 2014 at 8:28 pm #

        Sometimes the east coast gets pounded with the remnants of one, but generally they don’t come this far north.

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      • tokyo5 July 11, 2014 at 12:48 am #

        Oh, that’s lucky! So what kind of natural disasters does Canada get?

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      • mikeladano July 11, 2014 at 6:51 am #

        The odd tornado, floods, major ice storms, minor earthquakes…fortunately this is a pretty safe country in many ways.

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      • tokyo5 July 11, 2014 at 8:03 am #

        That’s good!

        Only “minor” earthquakes? Hasn’t there ever been major ones there?

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  4. misomommy July 9, 2014 at 6:31 pm #

    I am currently in Nagano prefecture and we are getting slammed with downpours and scary lightning. We are many miles from the sea in both directions and the storm is barricaded by the mountains and we are still getting hit hard. Be careful indeed.

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    • tokyo5 July 9, 2014 at 9:15 pm #

      Stay indoors until it passes, if you can.

      Nagano is a nice area, by the way. I went there when they hosted the Winter Olympics in 1998.
      Have you visited Matsumoto Castle?

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      • misomommy July 10, 2014 at 12:29 pm #

        Not yet. I am far from the major train lines so I stay local. When my husband is here, we will tour around the area more.

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      • tokyo5 July 10, 2014 at 1:20 pm #

        Yeah, if you’re in Nagano, you should definitely visit Matsumoto Castle! It’s a famous landmark in Japan.

        How long have you been in Japan? How long will you stay?
        Nagano has nice snow skiing in winter, too!

        BTW, has the typhoon already passed there yet?

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  5. ddupre315 July 9, 2014 at 7:53 am #

    Yes they are dangerous and shouldn’t be taken lightly, that being said, the weather reports I’m watching have it down to a tropical storm before it moves up Japan. Southern Japan is taking a beating I’m sure but the typhoon is weakening.

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    • tokyo5 July 9, 2014 at 8:23 am #

      Yes, that’s right. They weaken when they’re over land…so it won’t be as powerful by that time it gets here, I’m sure.
      But still strong enough to cause damage and injury.

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  6. phoenolf July 9, 2014 at 7:36 am #

    is it anywhere near where you live?

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    • tokyo5 July 9, 2014 at 8:22 am #

      Not yet. But it’s forecast to hit this area. Hopefully it won’t be so powerful by then!

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      • phoenolf July 9, 2014 at 7:19 pm #

        I wish you the best then (because I honestly don’t know what else to say)

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      • tokyo5 July 9, 2014 at 9:15 pm #

        Thank you.

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      • phoenolf July 10, 2014 at 6:57 am #

        you are welcome

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