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TYPHOON ROKE NEARS JAPAN... 1.3 millions evacuated... expected to reach wed. afternoon...

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posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 02:57 PM
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TOKYO: More than a million people in central Japan are being urged to evacuate as a powerful typhoon approaches. The storm has already triggered floods that left two people missing.

Public broadcaster NHK says some 1.3 million people have been ordered or advised to evacuate, including 80,000 people in Nagoya.

The Meteorological Agency says the typhoon was located near the southern island of Tanegashima on Tuesday afternoon and could reach the Tokyo area by Wednesday afternoon.

Gifu prefectural police say a 9-year-old boy and an 84-year-old man are missing after apparently falling into swollen rivers due to heavy rains from the approaching storm.

A typhoon that slammed Japan earlier this month left about 90 people dead or missing.


timesofindia.indiatimes.com...


tropic.ssec.wisc.edu...




posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 02:59 PM
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check out this.... its in 4th category.... about 230 km/h.... reaching very fast....



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 03:01 PM
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At least two other threads running on this already.
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And also your thread title is a lie. 1.3 million have not been evacuated.



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 03:01 PM
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Dangerous Typhoon Roke rapidly strengthens, to rake Japan
By Jason Samenow

Typhoon Roke from the the Japan Meteorological Agency’s MTSAT weather satellite on September 20, 2011 at 0730z. ( NOAA ) Since Monday, Typhoon Roke has undergone rapid intensification and presents a clear danger to large parts of Japan. Maximum sustained winds have increased from 80 to 130 miles per hour in just the last 24 hours. Roke is equivalent to a high-end category 3 or low-end category 4 hurricane.

Located about 500 miles southwest of Tokyo, the storm is expected to charge northeast, making landfall near Honshu - just southwest of Tokyo, Wednesday afternoon local time (or late tonight EDT).

On that track, Tokyo would likely be impacted by the storm’s most severe northeast quandrant and contend with wind gusts over 74 mph. The Original Weather Blog writes: If the ... forecast verifies, Tokyo will see a potentially devastating combination of storm surge, flooding rainfall and strong, damaging winds.

Travel to and from Tokyo will almost certainly be severely disrupted Wednesday.

While the Joint Typhoon Warning Center predicts some weakening prior to landfall, Roke won’t have much time to do so given its rapid forward motion. At present, the JTWC reports that the storm’s convective structure has “quickly improved.”and that it contains a well-defined “symmetric eyewall surrounding an 18 nautical mile round eye.”

AccuWeather says the storm is currently producing waves to 26 feet. A storm of this intensity is likely to generate a potentially deadly, destructive storm surge. Ahead of the storm, the BBC reports evacuations are underway:

More than a million people in central and western Japan have been urged to leave their homes as a powerful typhoon approaches.

Flooding rain is forecast to cause additional problems reports Xinhua.net:

Japan’s Meteorological Agency (JMA) warns that heavy rainfall brought by the approaching typhoon Roke could trigger landslides and floods in western and central Japan, parts of which saw hourly rainfall between 30 and 40 millimeters on Tuesday evening.

AccuWeather expressed concerns about the storm’s impacts on the Fukishima-Dai-Iche nuclear plant:

Workers trying to control leakage into the basements of nuclear reactors at the Fukushima-Dai-Ichi power plant may need to be evacuated ahead of the storm, with more than 6 inches (150 mm) of rain expected to fall over the reeling prefecture.



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posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 03:07 PM
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Originally posted by alfa1
At least two other threads running on this already.
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And also your thread title is a lie. 1.3 million have not been evacuated.

I think you're right Alfa, but...CNN has been reporting this for awhile now (CNN primary, not Headline) and their wording/approach makes it sound like an evacuation is just a hair from being forced as a mandatory thing. They also point out how impossible that is in under 24 hours for over a million people, so...... Typical MSM.. Scare people with half-checked facts and stories by anchors who are more interested in scare tactics than true accuracy.



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 03:15 PM
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Originally posted by alfa1
At least two other threads running on this already.
Go search for them.

And also your thread title is a lie. 1.3 million have not been evacuated.


Why dont you give us a real figure then? 1.3 mill in the tokyo area is a really small amount of people, if you know what I mean. Second time I read you calling out liars on the 1.2 mill figure, still just that, no backup info for you.



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 03:53 PM
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ok..




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