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Originally posted by Human0815
At the moment it is still calm here in Tokyo/ Kanto
but it will change around 3pm-6pm JST.!
The main problem of a Typhoon is not the speed of the Wind
it is the Rain.
This Roke Typhoon brought already 800mm (ca 27inch ???) in some Places!
The Problem here in Tokyo is that there are not so many unsealed Places
where the Water can sink, the masses of Water will flow to the Sewer/ River
or to the Vally like Shibu-ya
(the ending - Ya in Place Names mean Vally, there is also -Tani)
Roke was over Kofu city, 100 kilometers (64 miles) east of Tokyo at 5 p.m. local time. It was moving northeast at 50 kilometers per hour, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The storm’s winds are expected to weaken to 120 kph from 148 kph as it approaches Fukushima today
Power Cuts Tokyo Electric Power Co., Japan’s largest utility whose nuclear plant was crippled by an earthquake and tsunami in March, said power was cut to 19,610 homes. Chubu Electric Power Co. said 7,950 homes were without power and Kansai Electric Power Co., which serves the industrial region around Osaka, said 8,390 homes were without electricity.
Radioactive Water Much of Tokyo Electric’s work in Fukushima since July has focused on decontaminating highly radiated cooling water that ran off into basements and trenches at the damaged reactors. In addition, as much as 500 tons, or 500,000 liters, of underground water is leaking into Dai-Ichi buildings every day through cracks in walls and trenches, Tokyo Electric spokesman Hajime Motojuku said yesterday. The utility has been injecting water into Dai-Ichi’s reactors since a March 11 earthquake and tsunami knocked out cooling systems, causing the worst nuclear accident in 25 years. Reactors need to be cooled below 100 degrees Celsius (212 degrees Fahrenheit) to shut down the plant.
Japan is regularly hit by cyclones during the northern hemisphere’s summer. Typhoon Talas killed 67 people and left 26 missing when it dumped as much as 1.8 meters (5.9 feet) of rain in central Japan earlier this month. Talas was the deadliest storm since 2004, when Typhoon Tokage left 95 people dead.
Typhoon Roke, whose maximum speed was recorded at 216km/h, made landfall near Hamamatsu, central Japan, at about 2pm today and was on course to move northeast across the main island of Honshu.