NHK: Northeast Japan bracing for 180 km/h typhoon — City north of Fukushima evacuated, “coastal area sank” due to 3/11 quake — Up to 16 inches of rain forecast (VIDEO)

Published: June 19th, 2012 at 9:31 am ET


Typhoon hits mainland Japan
June 19, 2012

A strong typhoon has reached mainland Japan, bringing heavy rain to wide areas. Coastal areas of northeastern Japan are bracing for high waves.

The Meteorological Agency says […] the typhoon is packing winds of up to 180 kilometers per hour.


The agency says some areas will get as much as 40 centimeters of rain by noon on Wednesday.


The northeastern city of Ishinomaki issued an evacuation advisory for 13,000 households for fear of high waves. The city’s coastal area sank due to last year’s devastating earthquake, making it more vulnerable to high waves.


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Published: June 19th, 2012 at 9:31 am ET


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20 comments to NHK: Northeast Japan bracing for 180 km/h typhoon — City north of Fukushima evacuated, “coastal area sank” due to 3/11 quake — Up to 16 inches of rain forecast (VIDEO)

  • Urban27

    It might be strong – but at least I read it is loosing strength now. Hopefully!

  • hbjon hbjon

    One would think the rain and wind would serve to cool the reactors and pools. Maybe even provide an opportunity to transfer fuel that otherwise would be too hot to dump in a safer location. If there is a problem with this logic, I blame it on not having a second cup of Java this morning.

  • hbjon hbjon

    Second cup has engaged the brain…Above bad idea. Wind will be blowing inland me thinks.

  • patb2009

    looks like it's down to 50 KMH winds but it's headed direct for Fukushima now,

    Yesterday it was tracking west and suddenly it jittered right.

    So, The wind will probably not tear up the power grid and its 50/50 if it rips the covers off of Rac 1, but, the rain fall can be pretty heavy. We may lose power towers to mud slides, roads may get damaged and structures may get flooded, including the support facilities, decontamination pumps, contaminated water storage, cooling pumps, etc….

    Knowing TEPCO their bosses are drunk and singing karaoke as opposed to planning for this,

  • The current wind speed and direction in fukushima is E at 20km/per hr

    So its not inland at this point in time, However these conditions are also taking place while a torrential rainout is occurring, in addition to the heavy convection releases taking place on site at the present moment…

    We also have reactor 1's pressure storage container levels rising, and reactor 2's hydrogen level rising. Which is amongst a multliplude of tasks tepco must accomplish prior to the typhoons arrival. (things such as bracing the cranes, and generators, and cooling systems, ect)…

    Not to mention: That there is still a risk for future earthquakes, and large oceanic waves;

    SO although they say "50 km winds expected"/ I imagine that the typhoon will produce some significantly hazardous wind speeds, and conditions on site over the next 24-72 hours.
    Regardless of what lame stream media will tell us…

  • WindorSolarPlease

    Typhoon Guchol Landfall in Japan, Tropical Storm Talim, 19 June 2012


  • Cisco Cisco


    Rube Goldberg fixes and previous emergency on-site repairs could be compromised by wind and heavy rains. Continued off gassing of radionuclides combined with heavy winds will spread, potentially large doses of radiation inland and into the Pacific Ocean. This will contribute more bioaccumulation to Honshu Island; much of Tokyo is already at a radioactive waste status.

    If they don’t shut down the incinerators as the storm passes, more radiation will spread. This storm, even if it is reduced to a tropical storm status, will be a huge radiation contamination event.

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      This typhoon will certainly carry the radiation higher into the atmosphere, and carry it further around the world.

      Add 2 cups uranium, 4 cups strontium, and 1 1/2 cups plutonium. Mix well. Distribute across pan evenly. Bake at 350 degrees for – oh, I don't know – 2 MILLION YEARS! CAREFUL, IT'S HOT!

  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    Hopefully they got everybody safely evacuated downwind, like on 3/11.

    Oh, wait . . .

  • andii

    Hate to think what might happen if Fukushima is to be badly hit by the typhoon. Not looking good in Kanagawa and 12K people asked to evacuate.

  • pierre

    theres' always next time, sometime in the next 10 or more years before anything much is done.