AFP: Gov’t issues highest alert for “possibly unprecedented heavy rain”; Fears it will hit Fukushima nuclear plant, torrential downpours expected — Kyodo: Major typhoon prompts emergency warning of “unprecedented heavy rain”

Published: September 15th, 2013 at 11:48 pm ET
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Xinhua, Sept. 16, 2013: The Japan Meteorological Agency ( JMA) on Monday has issued emergency warnings on heavy rain in Kyoto, Shiga and Fukui prefectures […] The special warning was been launched for the first time since the warning system was introduced late August. […] the JMA issued heavy rain warnings and advisories in parts of Kansai and Tohoku area and entire Kanto area, where the typhoon is expected to pass. Local media reported that about 3 people went missing and about 29 people were injured […] gusts of up to 162 kph. […]

Kyodo News, Sept. 16, 2013: Torrential rain hit western Japan on Monday morning as a major typhoon made landfall in central Japan, prompting the weather agency to warn of “unprecedented heavy rain” and urge people to take safety precautions. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a “special warning” in three western Japan prefectures of Fukui, Kyoto and Shiga, in the first such issuance since the warning system was introduced late last month. […] In eastern Japan, gusts in Saitama and Gunma prefectures broke windows and caused other damage. […]

AFP, Sept. 16, 2013: Typhoon stokes fears for Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant […] officials have issued a “special warning” of heavy rain, amid fears the storm could go on to hit the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. […] The agency issued the highest alert for “possibly unprecedented heavy rain” in Kyoto and its adjacent prefectures, warning residents in danger zones to evacuate to shelters. […] The typhoon is expected to cross the northeast, including the Fukushima area, this afternoon possibly bringing heavy rain to areas near the crippled nuclear power plant. […] With torrential rains expected on Monday more contaminated water was feared to seep into the groundwater and workers pumped water from around highly radioactive tanks at the plant.

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Published: September 15th, 2013 at 11:48 pm ET
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9 comments to AFP: Gov’t issues highest alert for “possibly unprecedented heavy rain”; Fears it will hit Fukushima nuclear plant, torrential downpours expected — Kyodo: Major typhoon prompts emergency warning of “unprecedented heavy rain”

  • SteveMT

    It's truly a grim sight to watch the webcam bobbing and weaving during this storm. How much more punishment can Fukushima take before it literally splits wide open?

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    worrying me, more. More unstable ground under the plants. Soft ground, subsidence of SPFs, power outages. Cavemen kept their nuke power safely on the sun. I wonder how an ice wall would fare with this much rain.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    I wonder how an ice wall would fare with this much rain.

    • We Not They Finally

      "Fortunately" [sarc] we have two more years to even see if they have any intention of attempting to build that.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Sorry about the duplication. I recieved a notification that I had already made this comment and it was a duplicate. It did not make any sense, So I deleted the first part of the message and tried again. Now it is a duplicate. Technology can be a (#$*&^.)

    • We Not They Finally

      It's o.k. We would rather have two of you than none of you. Why there are not 50,000 concerned people posting is a sad mystery.

  • Sickputer

    Look at speedracer Yamamoto in the small crane far left twenty seconds into this 11 AM Fuku1 live clip:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=204AFlJzwBk

    If I hadn't already given away my 1983 storm trooper cap from Hurricane Alicia for cleanup efforts I would mail it to that tough dude! Bonzai Fukushima 50 (and more)…I salute your bravery. I thank you for fighting the good fight to save your country and the Pacific Ocean from Dr. Frankenstein's vat of horrors. Your sacrifice does not go unnoticed by millions on the Internet.

  • Mezzaic

    Yeah its an unbelievably bad storm, my friends are all stuck inside in Tokyo and some bands I listen to that are Japanese, posted photos of the weather too…Facebook can be useful sometimes.

    Really hoping for the best but expecting the worst, lies first and then the truth later as always, I guess…well at least if it does make Fukushima worse, the Olympics will be ripped off them!