CNN: 45 ft. waves off Japan coast from massive typhoon — Storm Chaser: “Biggest I’ve ever seen… absolutely overwhelming” — Official: “Rains on an unseen scale” — “High danger of landslides” — Record rainfall up to 16 inches already — Astronaut: “Neoguri has been literally cut in half… Unreal” (VIDEO)

Published: July 9th, 2014 at 12:05 pm ET
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Weather Channel, July 9, 2014: […] torrential rains have moved in with feeder bands in the wake of Neoguri’s passage. Rainfall totals of 13 to 16 inches were reported at several locations on [Okinawa] as of 7:40 a.m. local time Wednesday.

Japan Times, July 9, 2014: Authorities warned of record rainfall in Okinawa as some rivers overflowed.

Wall St. Journal, July 9, 2014: “Okinawa Prefecture is experiencing heavy rains on an unseen scale,” said Satoshi Ebihara, head of the agency’s weather-forecast division, at a news conference Wednesday morning.

NBC News, July 8, 2014: One of the biggest and strongest typhoons to hit during Japan’s summer months churned past Okinawa [...] The Japan Meteorological Agency was forecasting that parts of Shikoku, in western Japan, could receive the equivalent of three months of the normal amount of rainfall in just two days […] forecasters said the storm’s wide area and slow movement could add to the potential damage. [...] heavy downpours could cause landslides and flooding if the typhoon moves across the Japanese archipelago as expected on Thursday or Friday.

Deutsche Welle, July 9, 2014: The southern Japanese island of Okinawa remained under a flood and mudslide warning on Wednesday, where the typhoon had made landfall the previous day. “Given the situation, there is still potential for some serious damage,” an official from the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) told a news conference. […] “Given how soaked the ground is in some parts of Kyushu already, there is a high danger of landslides and floods” […]

Deutsche Press Agenteur, July 9, 2014: Rainfall of up to 300 millimetres was forecast for southern Kyushu and the south-western island of Shikoku through Thursday morning and up to 200 millimetres for northern Kyushu, the agency said.

Tweet from Astronaut Reid Wiseman, July 8, 2014: “Neoguri has been literally cut in half. Unreal.”

Tweet from CNN Meteorologist Indra Petersons, July 8, 2014: “Typhoon Neoguri creating 45 foot waves. Japan island of Kyushu already saturated. Heavy rain = mudslide threat”

CNN Interview with storm chaser James Reynolds, July 8, 2014: “Earlier today, I saw the biggest waves I’ve ever seen in my life… It’s been absolutely overwhelming.”

Watch the CNN interview with Reynolds here

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