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DANAS Continues to Wreak Havoc in Japan

Posted by feww on October 9, 2013

TS DANAS Dumping Significant Rains throughout Japan

DANAS weakened to a tropical storm, continues to dump significant amounts of rain on Japan Islands, triggering extensive flooding, numerous flash floods and mudslides.

On Tuesday, while still punching typhoon-strength winds, DANAS caused significant damage to buildings on the Island of Kyushu, tearing rooftops, uprooting trees and utility posts and cutting power to tens of thousands of homes.

Tropical Storm DANAS  (TS 1324)

  • Time: 00:00UTC – October 9, 2013
  • Position: Near 37°N, 134°E
  • Movement ENE 45km/h
  • Max winds: 85km/h
  • Max gusts: 120km/h
  • Source: JMA and others

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Tropical Storm DANAS Dumping Significant Rains on Japan. Image: MTSAT-2 via Digital Typhoon, recorded at 00:00UTC on October 9, 2013.

DANAS has also forced hundreds of flight cancellations across Japan, NHK reported.

The storm also caused major disruption to public transport, and ferry services from Kyushu, including “Jet Ferry” between Fukuoka and Busan, South Korea, said the report.

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