NHK at 8a ET: Gov’t warns of tornadoes as typhoon makes landfall — Up to 8 inches of rain expected for Fukushima (VIDEO)

Published: September 30th, 2012 at 8:41 am ET


Title: Strong typhoon makes landfall in central Japan
Source: NHK
Date: Sep. 30, 2012 at 8:09a ET

A strong typhoon has made landfall in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, with severe winds and heavy rain. Officials fear that rivers will overflow and have told tens of thousands of households to evacuate.


The agency is warning against severe winds, landslides, storm surges and floods as well as lightning and tornadoes. It also warns that by Monday afternoon up to 400 millimeters of rain is expected along the Pacific coast of central Japan, and 300 millimeters in the Kanto-Koshinetsu region, including Tokyo.

The agency says northeastern Japan will have up to 200 millimeters of rainfall.

Watch the video here

Published: September 30th, 2012 at 8:41 am ET


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17 comments to NHK at 8a ET: Gov’t warns of tornadoes as typhoon makes landfall — Up to 8 inches of rain expected for Fukushima (VIDEO)

  • nedlifromvermont

    this 'warning" brings to mind another lie from the NRC: that nukes are designed to withstand a tornado …

    which premise is false several ways: tornadoes can wipe out the grid for far longer than the eight hours or so of standby diesel power they are mandated to have on site at nukes for essential core and SFP cooling;

    but even more serious, and still not truthfully addressed, by preppy Allison McFarlane, Barack Obummer or anyone out there in nuclear la la land, is the vulnerability of the spent fuel pools themselves (schlecht hin) to a telephone pole launched in the right direction, by a tornado, at the unbunkered and unarmored wall of a fully loaded, modern spent fool pool, which would inevitably beget another extinction level event …

    can't answer the question honestly, so its convenient for the NRC stooges to lie … what else is new?

    another object lesson in the kind of "regulatory oral sex" performed on nuclear industry by toothless toadies at the NRC …

    being toothless does have its advantages …

    peace, newsers, … think we're getting to 'em yet?

    continue …

    • Dogleg Dogleg

      Spent Fool Pool? Intentional or Freudian slip? Funny either way. How I will address them from now on.

    • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

      Plus the SFP have no roof, and no armored surround like the reactors do, but the SFP's are actually the most highly toxic, radiation filled things on earth, much more hazardous to all life on the planet than any single reactor is.

      When FUKU melted down and through, multiple SFP's steamed, lost all their water and then melted down, causing a potential global life extinction event.

      At least ONE and possibly up to 3 SFP's blew up with what experts are calling 'criticalities' but we might as well call it nuclear explosions, because what is really happening during these explosions is the releasing of MASSIVE amounts of radiation in nano particle form.

      Once radiation gets out of Pandora's box or SFP, then we have the consequences, globally;

      93 Long life Radiation Contaminants, A Problem For Billions Of Years; via A Green Road

      Alpha Radiation Dangers; Polonium, Radon, Radium, Plutonium, Uraniun; via A Green Road

    • Chelsea Chelsea

      It really depends on the reactor. Davis-Besse NPP in Ohio was hit head on by a tornado (a strong EF2, bordering on EF3). It took our the external power and hit part of the cooling tower. The cooling tower was unscathed, and the NPP did exactly what it was designed to do. Auto-shut down and generators kicked in. Now, DBNPP has had it's share of MAJOR issues, but that tornado was just a blip on the radar.

      • moonshellblue moonshellblue

        But this has already been compromised by explosions and rigged with plastic piping outside, etc. thus making it a tad more vulnerable to the elements? JMHO

        • CBuck CBuck

          I agree in being worried moonshellblue….this is already a compromised nuke plant…I don't think it can take much more.

      • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

        What happens when an EMP pulse hits, such as from a super solar storm? It will knock out all power across the whole planet potentially, for MONTHS.

        Think about 400 nuke plants with no power for that period of time…

        Could the confidence and trust in those who opened Pandora's Box be misplaced?

  • CB CB

    What a nuclear nightmare!

  • kx kx

    It wissles like well now in tokyo, around 3 am the fucker will be over Fuku, ill close the windows tonight

  • aigeezer aigeezer

    Film clip of car blown across Okinawa parking lot by Typhoon Jelewat:

  • moonshellblue moonshellblue

    Here is a video of the Typhoon sweeping into Fukushima Nuclear Plant things get interesting at 8:00 in video.

    • rotnpumpkin rotnpumpkin

      Ugh…awful. Anymore news yet?

      • moonshellblue moonshellblue

        The video looks a tad rough but I'm hoping all the darkness in the video was from the storm and not radiation. I imagine Jelawat stirred things up a bit but I do hope all the pipes outside, etc held. If someone hears about any more damage at Fuku caused by Jelawat please post. Thanks

    • Great video. Thank you.

      At 13 minutes some odd seconds there is a yellow circle that is super-imposed over the bottom right of the screen.

      What is it?

  • CBuck CBuck

    The area around Fuku has had a couple decent sized earthquakes today as well as the typhoon. It just seems like too much for it to take.

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Is the 'tent' still there?