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Typhoon WIPHA Dumps 800mm of Rain Over Tokyo

Posted by feww on October 16, 2013

UPDATED at 04:00UTC on October 16, 2013

  • Typhoon WIPHA has killed at least 14 people in Japan, according to NHK. Most of them victims died as a result of collapsing buildings due to flooding and mudslides.
  • The typhoon dumped more than 800 millimeter of rain over 24 hours as it swiped the region. That’s more than double the average for the month of October.
  • The storm has left at least 37 people injured in 16 prefectures, said NHK.
  • More than 50 people are reported as missing on Izu Oshima island, located about 120km south of Tokyo, according to local reports.
  • Authorities had advised 23,000 homes to evacuate.
  • “It is the strongest typhoon in 10 years to pass the Kanto (Tokyo area) region,” said senior forecaster at Japan Meteorological Agency.
  • Fukushima nuclear plant operators said they were pumping out rainwater from the storage tanks.
  • “We are making preparations for proper management of contaminated water. We will patrol places that could have inflows of water (from the typhoon rains),” said Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO).

WIPHA brings heavy rain and strong winds to Tokyo and most of Japan

WIPHA has dumped more than 800 millimeters (31.5 in) of rain over the past 24 hours, twice the average rainfall for the month of October according to Japan Meteorological Agency.

The island of Izu Oshima, located south of Tokyo, received 122 millimeters of rain in a one-hour period Wednesday morning.

WIPHA was still a typhoon force Wednesday morning with sustained winds of about 126km/hr and gusts exceeding 180km/hr. It was located near 36.1°N, 141.6°E, moving NE at 65km/h at of 00:01UTC on October 16, 2013.

WIPHA failed to make landfall. The eye of the storm came to within 40km of land at its closest point near Katsuura, Chiba Prefecture. Probability of the typhoon making landfall was about 78 percent, based on the most favorable conditions, as projected by FIRE-EARTH on Tuesday.

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Typhoon WIPHA.  IR satellite image (NHC Enhancement) recorded at 23:32UTC on October 15, 2013. Source of original image: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC. Re-enhanced by FIRE-EARTH.

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Typhoon WIPHA. Visible/Shortwave IR (FIRE-EARTH Enhancement) satellite image recorded at 23:32UTC on October 15, 2013. Source of original image: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC.

WIPHA forced airlines to cancel hundreds of flights affecting up to 100,000 passengers. Dozens of bullet trains as well as other train services were also cancelled.

The typhoon affected oil refining marine operations in several prefectures located on coastal Honshu.

More details to follow…

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Iraq: 1,000 Human Bombs Have Claimed 12,000 Lives

Posted by feww on September 4, 2011

The Empire’s Illegal Wars: More than 12,000 Iraqis killed in at least 1,000 suicide bombings since the US-led invasion

In August alone at least 278 people were killed in suicide bombings across Iraq, compared with 178 in July


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  • Iraq. Between March 20, 2003, and December 31, 2010, at least12,284 Iraqi civilians were killed and 30,644 others wounded in suicide bombings. The attacks also killed 200 coalition troops, including 175 Americans,  a report said.
  • Japan. Typhoon Talas dumped record rain on western Japan triggering large scale mudslide, leaving at least 28 people dead and 56 others missing, NHK said.
    • The authorities issued evacuation orders and advisories to about half a million people in western and central Japan.
    • Up to 4,000 people were stranded as extreme rains flooded rivers, triggering landslides and destroying roads and bridges.
    • Scores of homes were destroyed, damaged or swept away by floodwaters, Kyodo news agency reported.
  • Texas, USA. A massive wildfire at Bastrop near Austin has consumed at least 14,000 acres and destroyed 300 homes, reports said.
    • Another fire in Palo Pinto County has scorched more than 6,500 acres and destroyed 39 homes since Tuesday.
    • Wildfires in East Texas have consumed at least 2,000 acres, killing a woman and her baby and destroying more than a dozen homes, a report said.

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Typhoon Etau Wreaks Havoc Along Coast of Honshu, Japan

Posted by feww on August 10, 2009

Typhoon Etau Monday pummeled the coast of Honshu, Japan, bringing torrential rains, which caused floods and landslides, and killing at least 13 people, with a dozen more missing.

The town of Sayō in Hyōgo prefecture  was reportedly inundated after torrential rains dumped a record 326 mm of rain in just 24 hours, disrupting air and rail links, Japan’s NHK reported the police as saying.

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The Paths of typhoons Morakot and Etau. Image Source: Pacific Disaster Center. Image may be subject to copyright.

Diagrammatic representation of the above image.
Source: Pacific Disaster Center/via BBC. Image may be subject to copyright.

“Brown waters engulfed the town, ripping through the walls of buildings, toppling trees and flushing cars and furniture through the streets, television images showed from Sayo in Hyōgo prefecture on Honshu island.” AFP reported.

“It was so scary, the water came surging with a roar,” a resident told japan’s  NHK. “I’ve lived here for 60 or 70 years, but I’ve never seen a scene like this before.”

Hyōgo and Okayama prefectures  were the hardest hit by floods and landslides caused by record rainfall, Xinhua reported.

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Hyōgo prefecture, Japan, more than 100 troops were deployed as a river burst its banks and inundated about 480 houses. AFP Photo. Image may be subject to copyright.

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The town of SAYO sumo-wrestled to the geound by Etau. Original caption: A man walks by a light truck turned over on its side in a street following a nearby river floods caused by a torrential rain in Sayo, western Japan, Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. Typhoon Etau slams into Japan causing floods and landslides. (AP Photo/Kyodo News). Image may be subject to copyright.

Storm Toll

In the past three days, at least 55 people have been killed in SE Asia as a result of the storms, with twice as many hurt and hundreds missing.

Reuters reported the farm-related losses in Taiwan and China which were  caused typhoon Morakot at about $500million. The news agency quoted local officials in Taiwan as saying that large numbers of houses were buried in mudslides, and that they had lost contact with up to 600 villagers.

A collapsed hotel building is seen in floods after Typhoon Morakot hit Taitung county, eastern Taiwan August 9, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer. Image may be subject to copyright.

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