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NHK: Japan braces for another storm — “Typhoon Guchol has already made ground vulnerable” — Torrential rain up to 15 inches — Gov’t warns of landsides and floods (VIDEO)

Published: June 20th, 2012 at 11:24 am ET
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Japan braces for another storm
NHK
Jun. 20, 2012 – Updated 10:23 UTC (19:23 JST)

Japan is bracing for heavy rain from another tropical storm after the strong typhoon Guchol left one dead and more than 80 injured across the country.

Japan’s Metrological Agency says that as of 4 PM Wednesday, tropical storm Talim was at the Taiwan Strait, packing winds of up to about 110 kilometers per hour. The storm is heading northeast at 15 kilometers per hour.

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moist winds from the low will bring torrential rain to western Japan early on Thursday. It says rainfall in southern Kyushu could reach 40 centimeters by evening.

The agency says the rain will continue through Friday, and warns of landsides and floods, as rain from typhoon Guchol has already made ground vulnerable.

Watch the video here

There have been several reports expressing concern about the condition of the ground at Fukushima Daiichi:

Published: June 20th, 2012 at 11:24 am ET
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1 comment to NHK: Japan braces for another storm — “Typhoon Guchol has already made ground vulnerable” — Torrential rain up to 15 inches — Gov’t warns of landsides and floods (VIDEO)

  • ion jean ion jean

    What effects do these convection storms have on the constant radiation releases?

    Storms of this magnitude certainly pull fallout stuck in the upper atmosphere down to earth, but does the reverse also occur? Is this a giant vacuum cleaner to transport even more poison along the Jetstream??


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