Okinawa Battered by 2nd Typhoon in 24 Hrs
Posted by feww on October 7, 2013
Okinawa and Miyako Islands battered by Typhoon FITOW Followed by Typhoon DANAS
FITOW uprooted trees and knocked down utility posts, tearing rooftops and causing blackouts of thousands of homes in Miyakojima city; however, the full extent of damaged caused by Typhoon DANAS was not known, as of posting.
Okinawa Island almost bore the full brunt of Cat 4 Typhoon DANAS, several hours ago.
DANAS is a “heat-seeking,” “custom-made” typhoon in FIRE-EARTH parlance, “designed” to impact the full length of Japan islands, and at this stage of its life it looks fully capable of causing damage comparable only to Hurricane SANDY. We’ll see!
DANAS Details @ 13:00UTC on October 7, 2013
Position: 28.3°N, 127.7°E
Movement: NNW – 330 degrees at 30km/hr
Max Sustained Winds: 230km/hr
Max Wind Gusts: 280km/hr
Max Significant Wave Height: 20m (60 feet)
Category: DANAS is a Cat. 4B on FEWW New Hurricane Scale
Source: FIRE-EARTH, JTWC, JMA and others
Location and Impact Forecast
DANAS was near 630 km SSW of Fukuoka, Kyushu, at 13:00UTC on October 7, 2013.
The typhoon is expected to dump as much as 200 mm of rain on Japan’s Amami region and southern Kyushu and 150 mm on Okinawa and northern Kyushu by Tuesday morning, according to local reports.
- FITOW Turns Deadly October 7, 2013
- Typhoon FITOW Forces Hundreds of Thousands of Evacuations October 6, 2013
- Typhoon FITOW Chased by Cyclone DANAS October 5, 2013
- Typhoon FITOW Makes Minor Detour October 4, 2013
- Two Cyclones Moving Toward Japan October 1, 2013
- WUTIP Hammers Central Vietnam October 1, 2013
- Typhoon WUTIP Headed for Vietnam, Laos, Thailand September 29, 2013
- USAGI Disaster Update: 25 Dead; 7,100 Homes Destroyed September 23, 2013
- FEWW New Hurricane Scale September 3, 2008
- Satellite Imagery