Massive typhoon hits Tokyo

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by Yossarian, Oct 12, 2019 at 9:30 AM.

  1. Yossarian

    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...
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  2. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Does look like a bad one :(

    Media here seems to have been more interested in the sport disruption :facepalm:
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  3. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    I would have started getting worried when the sky turned purple:

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  4. planetgeli

    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.
  5. SpackleFrog

    SpackleFrog Smash showy bell-bottom pants and sporty haircuts

    Looks like Ghost busters 2
  6. MrSki

    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.
  7. planetgeli

    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.
  8. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    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.
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  9. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    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.
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  10. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Earthquake too :(

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  11. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    troubles come not as single spies but in battalions :(
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  12. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie Well-Known Member

  13. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull

    A great name for a city.

    But hope everyone in Japan is ok - sounds like a bad storm. :(
  14. krtek a houby

    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.
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  15. ginger_syn

    ginger_syn Insanity laughs under pressure...

    Good to hear you and family are ok
  16. 2hats


    The volleyball world cup?
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  17. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank If it's alive, don't lick it.

    Rugby people in 'not very bright' shocker.
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  18. a_chap

    a_chap When the world came apart, where were you?


    What have the residents of that fine Warwickshire town ever done to you???

  19. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull

    25 dead and 15 missing. The damage looks bad. :(

  20. editor

    editor hiraethified


    This is going to cost a fortune to fix:
    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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  21. Detroit City

    Detroit City Not a well known member

    media here is still covering Trump's sorry ass 24/7/365. I haven't seen any coverage of a Japanese typhoon

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