Officials: Typhoon triggers alarm at Fukushima plant — Warning of leakage at Reactor No. 1 turbine building — Leak then detected at Reactor No. 3 — Camera captures images of water pouring in after “very heavy rain” — Powerful storm still packing gusts of up to 180 km/hr off Fukushima coast

Published: October 6th, 2014 at 10:30 am ET
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NHK WORLD, Oct 6, 2014: Rain flows into Fukushima nuclear plant — [TEPCO] says rainwater has flowed into some of the buildings at the facility. A typhoon brought very heavy rain to Fukushima on Monday. [TEPCO] says an alarm on Monday morning warned of a water leak in the turbine building of the No.1 reactor. Workers found rainwater pouring into the building from an exterior pipe. TEPCO officials say a water leak was also detected at the No.3 reactor building, adding that a camera captured images of rainwater pouring in. The officials say no radioactive water has been leaked outside.

Fukushima Daiichi worker @Happy11311, Google Translate, Oct 5 at 10:52p ET (emphasis added): Typhoon has… past, but it was like there is a puddle quite the scene (>_<)

Fukushima Daiichi worker @Happy11311, Google Translate, Oct 5 at 7:30p ET: It came up to the rest area, but I think that’s 1F direct hit from (>_<) Now disciple rain wind was getting stronger … pretty. Sometimes, gust came, but was impossible but (>_<), workers patrol, because will patrol kit in this storm, please safety first anyway work with enough to do the support…

Fukushima Daiichi worker @Happy11311, Google Translate, Oct 5 at 5:11p ET: Typhoon No. 18, the pattern of hit the 1F now. Typhoon hit like this time was perhaps the first time since the earthquakeexpected rainfall 150mm [6 inches] Hamadori of the day today. It’s rainfall to nearly twice the previous time, it was very heavy rain… The site, because there full of things worry, if you do not halt with minimal damage

Japan Times, Oct 6, 2014: [A] strong typhoon whipped through the Tokyo metropolitan area after making landfall further south, bringing torrential rain and strong winds to the Kanto region. More than 2 million people in eight prefectures were advised to evacuate from Typhoon Phanfone… The city of Shizuoka got 87 mm per hour in Aoi Ward, while Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, got 72 mm — both local records. The typhoon… was about 150 km east of Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, the agency said, and… still packing gusts of up to 180 kph.

See also: TV: Dangerous typhoon causing massive damage in Japan — Life-threatening flash flooding expected for Fukushima, rain up to 10 inches — AP: Packing winds up to 180 km/hr

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