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Massive typhoon hits Tokyo

Yossarian

free shrugs
"Millions ordered to evacuate as biggest typhoon in 60 years hits Tokyo" sounds like a headline from a fake front page from 1999 warning about the dangers of climate change, but that's what's happening today, hope all Urbanites in the area are safe.

A friend there says he has had three messages in the last five minutes urging him to go to an evacuation centre...
 

planetgeli

There's no future in England's dreaming
Tbf the sports disruption isn’t just any sport it’s a World Cup (Rugby Union) - and a Grand Prix, which is of course huge money.

The Rugby World Cup contingency plans have just been shown to be a farce. They had years to prepare, knew it was in typhoon season - and their idea was to move e.g the England v France game to a stadium 14 miles from the original one. This typhoon is 870 miles wide.
 

MrSki

Who am I to say you're wrong
Typhoon Hagibis is the biggest in 60 years. Already ten of thousands without power & on death. :( Hasn't even hit fully yet.
 

planetgeli

There's no future in England's dreaming
I like the prosaic naming of it. Hagibis is apparently Tagalog (the language of the Philippines) for ‘speed’.

Sure beats our Storm Freda (sorry Freda) or Storm Brian or whatever.
 

littlebabyjesus

one of Maxwell's demons
Tbf the sports disruption isn’t just any sport it’s a World Cup (Rugby Union) - and a Grand Prix, which is of course huge money.

The Rugby World Cup contingency plans have just been shown to be a farce. They had years to prepare, knew it was in typhoon season - and their idea was to move e.g the England v France game to a stadium 14 miles from the original one. This typhoon is 870 miles wide.
Yeah, at risk of making this about the sport, Fukuoka is over 1,000 km from Tokyo. A typhoon can't really hit both, so they could have had swapsies contingency plans in place.
 

Pickman's model

every man and every woman is a star
Tbf the sports disruption isn’t just any sport it’s a World Cup (Rugby Union) - and a Grand Prix, which is of course huge money.

The Rugby World Cup contingency plans have just been shown to be a farce. They had years to prepare, knew it was in typhoon season - and their idea was to move e.g the England v France game to a stadium 14 miles from the original one. This typhoon is 870 miles wide.
Yeah, at risk of making this about the sport, Fukuoka is over 1,000 km from Tokyo. A typhoon can't really hit both, so they could have had swapsies contingency plans in place.
if the typhoon is 870 miles wide it can of course hit two places 1000 kilometres apart, being as 1000 kilometres (620 miles) is less than 870 miles.
 

krtek a houby

Share knowledge, don't weaponize it
Morning. Damage (for us) is minimal compared to Faxai last month, was worried that the house would be carried away. There was a tornado earlier on in Ichihara but it didn't come our direction. We did feel the quake, mind. Flooding and landslides are the main fear for those living in the mountain/river areas.
 

SpookyFrank

Self-cleaning oven, the whole bit.
Tbf the sports disruption isn’t just any sport it’s a World Cup (Rugby Union) - and a Grand Prix, which is of course huge money.

The Rugby World Cup contingency plans have just been shown to be a farce. They had years to prepare, knew it was in typhoon season - and their idea was to move e.g the England v France game to a stadium 14 miles from the original one. This typhoon is 870 miles wide.
Rugby people in 'not very bright' shocker.
 

editor

hiraethified


This is going to cost a fortune to fix:
Ten trains on the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line connecting Tokyo and Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, were affected, the company said, adding that it has no idea when operations on the line will be resumed partly because of flooding from the Chikuma River, which flows near the train yard.

The 10 trains, made up of a total of 120 carriages, represent a third of the trains on the line. Eight are owned by JR East and the other two by West Japan Railway Co. (JR West).

For the time being, JR East has decided to operate the line with the remaining trains between Tokyo and Nagano. The trains connecting Kanazawa and Toyama were operating normally Sunday, according to JR West.

Vital functions on the trains, such as brakes, transformers and air conditioning control systems, are installed underneath the train carriages.
Ten Hokuriku Shinkansen Line trains worth ¥32.8 billion sustain damage after yard is flooded in Typhoon Hagibis | The Japan Times
 
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