posted on May, 31 2011 @ 03:12 AM
Good morning ATSers!! hope this thread finds you all well and happy! I'm posting this here as I didn't see anyone mention it yet, it seems that
songda has had somewhat of an effect on japan, maybe not fukushima but the additional distruction has happened none the less and people are suffering
because of it! I hope they get through their struggle without too much more complication!!
have a lovely day
"Heavy rain has flooded the already-devastated Miyagi area of northern Japan, hindering its reconstruction after a massive earthquake and tsunami in
March. Torrential rains brought by typhoon Songda across the country caused landslides and floods, leaving at least 13 people dead and many more
missing. Roads have been swept away in at least 200 places and some 19 bridges were damaged. Authorities in the Northeast of Tokyo urged more than
400,000 residents to evacuate their homes Friday following the flooding of a river. In some areas in the North, 54mm of rain fell in just 12 hours. Up
to 1,000 troops have been supporting rescue missions and strengthening flood protection. Songda were downgraded to a tropical storm in the southwest
of Japan late on Sunday, but strong winds and rain continue to batter the north."