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reply to post by covertpanther
it depends on the ocean currents. i think most of the drift is not down the coast HOWEVER we just have no clue really. any storm... including the typhoon that just directly hit japan a week ago... could spread the radiation to affect more people. typhoons hit there pretty frequently. this one just happens to be the worst one of the year.
The region is regularly pummelled by tropical storms. Typhoon Bopha left a trail of destruction in the southern Philippines last year, triggering floods and landslides that left more than 1800 dead and missing and displaced nearly one million people.
In August 2009, Typhoon Morakot killed about 600 people in Taiwan, most of them buried in huge landslides in the south, in one of the worst natural disasters to hit the island in recent years.