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Super Typhoon Hagibis is looking like it will be the strongest Super Typhoon to hit Tokyo in decades, "on track to hit wide areas of Japan this coming three-day weekend (12th to 14th October)". Many prayers to our friends there.


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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet is expected to hold a disaster management meeting on Friday.

The Rugby World Cup - being played in Tokyo and elsewhere in Japan - and other events were also canceled for Saturday, The Associated Press said.

The Japan Meteorological Agency says the typhoon could bring record rainfall and winds. Residents of the areas likely to be affected are being warned of high waves and storm surge.

Speaking at a news conference in Tokyo, JMA's forecast chief, Yasushi Kajihara, said Hagibis resembled a typhoon that hit Tokyo in 1958 that flooded hundreds of thousands of homes and left 1,200 people dead.

He warned residents in the threatened areas "to protect your own life and your loved ones, please try to start evacuating early before it gets dark and the storm becomes powerful."

Hagibis, which means "speed" in Tagalog, the language of the Philippines, arrives in Japan just a month after Typhoon Faxai hit the Tokyo region, leaving at least two dead, hundreds of thousands without power and damaging or destroying some 30,000 homes.

According to Reuters, people in Chiba prefecture, just east of Tokyo, which was also badly hit by Faxai, have been told to stock up on food and water in preparation for the storm.
https://www.npr.org/2019/10/11/76917542 ... -hit-tokyo

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Typhoon Hagibis Could Match Fury of 1958 Storm That Killed 1,200 in Japan
Forecasters say Chiba Prefecture, which was battered by a typhoon last month and is still recovering, is in the direct path of the powerful storm.
By Motoko Rich Oct. 11, 2019, 1:12 a.m. ET

TOKYO — Typhoon Hagibis swirled toward Japan on Friday, as cities across the country opened evacuation centers and forecasters issued extreme weather warnings for multiple prefectures along the country’s eastern coast.

At a news conference Friday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency warned that Hagibis could be as strong as the Kanogawa Typhoon that hit Shizuoka Prefecture and the Tokyo region in 1958, killing more than 1,200 people.

The agency warned that the southeastern Tokai region of Japan could be deluged by up to 31 inches of rain in a 24-hour period over the weekend.
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Warning alert on Typhoon Hagibis (Typhoon No. 19)
Last Updated: October 11, 16:20 JST

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, Typhoon Hagibis (19th typhoon) is moving northwards over the Pacific to the south of Japan's main island. Hagibis, one of the most powerful storms of the year, is on track to hit wide areas of Japan this coming three-day weekend (12th to 14th October) triggering rough weathers, transport delays and suspensions. The agency says Hagibis will make landfall in Tokai and Kanto area including Tokyo from Saturday evening through Sunday.

Tokaido Shinkansen (between Tokyo and Nagoya) and Sanyo Shinkansen (between Nagoya and Shin-Osaka, Shin-Osaka and Okayama) will suspend their services from 12th morning. Bullet train services on the Tohoku, Yamagata, Akita, Hokuriku and Joetsu lines will be reduced or suspended from late 12th morning. JR East will start suspending services on some train lines in the Greater Tokyo area, and other railways will also suspend their train services. For updated info, please check each railway companies' website. Major Urban Railways and Other Railways information is available from below links.

Airlines, JAL and ANA will cancel their flights including to and from Haneda and Narita airports on 12th. Other airlines will also cancel a number of flights. Airport access(trains, busses and others) will affect due to Typhoon. Please check updated info from Airport websites.
https://www.japan.travel/en/news/2019-1 ... n-hagibis/

English video forecaster: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20191011_80/
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I'm praying for the people of Japan -- and Alabama.

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Alabama? I'm thinking Alaska for this one. There is only the small matter of crossing the world's largest body of water ...

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Jcolvin2 wrote:
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Alabama? I'm thinking Alaska for this one. There is only the small matter of crossing the world's largest body of water ...
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I know it's Super Typhoon Hagibis, and it isn't a laughing matter. But my brain keeps wanting to read it as Super Typhoon Haggis, and it's making me giggle.
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Jcolvin2 wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:43 am
Alabama? I'm thinking Alaska for this one. There is only the small matter of crossing the world's largest body of water ...
Trump is looking at the Senate race in Alabama. He has no worries about Alaska.

So it's Alabama on the map with Japan.

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Please keep the wonderful people of Japan in your prayers, it's going to be a tragedy. Unlike the US, Japan does constant safety and evacuation drills; they are far more prepared than Americans, but between the low lying areas and the massive number of people packed into the area it's deadly.

If you take the mountains and farmland away, Japan is only about the size of Connecticut... with near half the US population.
What to Know as Typhoon Hagibis Nears Japan
With landfall just hours away, more than a million people were urged to evacuate as Japan braced for strong winds, storm surges and flash floods.
By The New York Times Oct. 12, 2019 Updated 2:50 a.m. ET

Typhoon Hagibis barreled toward Japan on Saturday, its outer bands lashing the country’s eastern coast as cities and evacuation centers braced for landfall. The Japan Meteorological Agency said early Saturday afternoon that sustained winds from the typhoon had been measured at about 100 miles per hour, with gusts of up to 135 m.p.h. The storm, which was moving north toward Japan’s mainland at about 18 m.p.h., was projected to make landfall around dusk in the Shizuoka region on the Izu peninsula southwest of Tokyo. On Friday, the agency warned that Hagibis could rival the Kanogawa typhoon of 1958, which killed more than 1,200 people in Shizuoka Prefecture and the Tokyo region.

Hagibis so far
By Friday, more than 30,000 households had already lost power in the greater Toyko region, according to the public broadcaster NHK. The weather agency said the southeastern Tokai region could receive as much as 31 inches of rain in a 24-hour period. As Hagibis approached this week — at one point the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane, with 160 m.p.h. winds — the Japanese authorities prepared for disruptions in the lives of millions of people. About 1.5 million people live below sea level in eastern parts of Tokyo, and meteorologists warned that as many as five million people might need to be evacuated if waters overwhelmed the levees in low-lying areas. On Saturday afternoon, NHK reported that local governments had prepared to evacuate more than 10 million people. Already, 432,000 people had been advised to evacuate in the Edogawa ward of Tokyo due to fears of heavy flooding. In Kawasaki City, outside Tokyo, more than 900,000 people had been urged to evacuate, according to NHK. Around 3:30 p.m., the Japan Meteorological Agency issued an extreme rain warning for Shizuoka, Kanagawa, Tokyo, Saitama, Gunma, Yamanashi and Nagano prefectures — the highest level of warning, one that has not been issued in decades.

Hundreds of flights were canceled in anticipation of Hagibis, including all of All Nippon Airways’ domestic and international flights from airports in the Tokyo area on Saturday. Japan Railways suspended service in the Tokyo region on Saturday, as well as bullet train service between Tokyo and Osaka. With the storm bearing down, Rugby World Cup organizers for the first time canceled two matches in Japan. Tourist attractions in Tokyo, including the Disneyland and DisneySea theme parks and the Ueno Zoo, closed on Saturday, as did hundreds of supermarkets and department stores in the city and nearby prefectures.

Warnings from experts
On Friday in Tokyo, the secretary general of the World Meteorological Organization warned that tropical cyclones like Typhoon Hagibis were “among the most devastating of all natural hazards.” Speaking at a meeting with Japanese officials, the secretary general, Petteri Taalas, said that since 1970, seven of the 10 disasters that caused the biggest economic losses around the world had been tropical cyclones. “They wreak havoc with their violent winds, torrential rainfall and associated storm surges and floods,” he said. This week, Jeff Masters, a meteorologist with the magazine Scientific American, warned that a direct hit on Tokyo Bay could be “a multibillion dollar disaster."* Last year, Typhoon Jebi, the worst typhoon in 25 years, killed 11 people, injured hundreds and caused an estimated $12.6 billion in damage.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/12/worl ... artner=rss

Quick backgrounder on what makes a typhoon, cyclone or hurricane
Hurricane Dorian pummeled the Bahamas this year, obliterating homes in its path. Cyclone Idai barreled through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, becoming one of the deadliest storms ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere. All were tropical cyclones: circular storms that form over warm waters, with very low air pressure at the center and minimum winds of 74 m.p.h. But their location determines what they are called. Typhoons develop in the northwestern Pacific. Hurricanes form in the North Atlantic, the northeastern Pacific, the Caribbean or the Gulf of Mexico. When a hurricane crosses the international date line in the Pacific, its status changes: Heading west, a hurricane becomes a typhoon, and heading east, a typhoon becomes a hurricane.

Storms that form in the southern Indian Ocean or the South Pacific are called tropical cyclones, and in the northern Indian Ocean simply cyclones. The storms receive their names — like Hagibis or Dorian — according to a list maintained by the World Meteorological Organization. Storm seasons arrive at different moments in different parts of the world. Typhoons are most common from May to October; hurricane season officially lasts from June 1 to Nov. 30. Hurricane strength is rated on the Saffir-Simpson scale, which is based on sustained wind speed. The Japan Meteorological Agency rates typhoons by sustained wind speed, with three classifications: “typhoon,” “very strong typhoon” and “violent typhoon.” The Joint Typhoon Warning Center, an American military command based in Hawaii, classifies the storms by four names: “tropical depression,” “tropical storm,” “typhoon” and “super typhoon.”

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Hoping for the least worst outcome for the people of Japan.
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More live video from Japan - Live Japan Typhoon Hagibis (最新台風19号情報)











NHK an hour ago:
Hagibis causes damage across Japan
#Japan #Hagibis #Disasters 1 hour ago

Hagibis has caused death and destruction throughout Japan. Four people have died, 17 people remain missing, and more than 100 people were injured. In Nagano Prefecture, three cars were washed away by flood waters near the Chikuma River. Three people have been rescued but three others remain missing. The Tama River, which flows through Tokyo, has overflowed. Some buildings, including a hospital, were flooded as a result. The local fire department dispatched a rescue team to confirm if there is anyone who failed to escape and so far one man was found dead.

In Fukushima Prefecture, fire department officials in Nihonmatsu city say two people went missing after a landslide destroyed a house. Two people are also missing in Shirakawa city after their cars were submerged. A city official from Tomioka in Gunma Prefecture says two houses collapsed in a landslide. One man was rescued but later died. Rescue efforts are underway to find two other people who remain missing.

In Chiba Prefecture, a barrage of violent wind gusts caused extensive damage to some homes. A 50-year-old man was found in an overturned car and later died. Police are looking into whether strong winds caused the accident.

In the Tokyo Metropolitan area more than 240,000 homes are still without power.
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20191013_33/


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Japan sends in troops after massive typhoon hammers Tokyo, kills 23

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Japan sent tens of thousands of troops and rescue workers on Sunday to save stranded residents and fight floods caused by one of the worst typhoons to hit the country in recent history, which killed 23 people and briefly paralyzed Tokyo.

There were also 16 people missing, public broadcaster NHK said, as Typhoon Hagibis left vast swaths of low-lying land in central and eastern Japan inundated and cut power to almost half a million homes.

Landing restrictions at Tokyo's Narita and Haneda airports were lifted but more than 800 flights were canceled for the day, NHK said, as were some Shinkansen bullet train services to the worst-hit areas.

Authorities lifted rain warnings for the Kanto region around Tokyo, where stores reopened and many train lines resumed operations, but they warned there was still the risk of rivers in eastern Japan overflowing and inflicting fresh damage.
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Death toll now 66. :(
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