Typhoon tracking toward Fukushima, to hit area in 2 days — Threat of mudslides, flooding — Soaking rainfall predicted for days after storm (PHOTOS)

Published: October 7th, 2013 at 2:03 pm ET


Accuweather, Oct. 7, 2013: Wind gusts to 195 kph (120 mph) were felt across Yoron Island, as the eye of Danas passed directly overhead. […] areas affected by the typhoon will have to contend with potentially life-threatening flooding and damaging winds. […] Danas will still produce locally damaging winds along with the threat for flooding rainfall and mudslides as it moves across northern Honshu Wednesday into Wednesday night. […] Another cold front will then bring the threat for a soaking rainfall to much of Japan from later Friday into Saturday.

Latest updates from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center here

Published: October 7th, 2013 at 2:03 pm ET


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10 comments to Typhoon tracking toward Fukushima, to hit area in 2 days — Threat of mudslides, flooding — Soaking rainfall predicted for days after storm (PHOTOS)

  • guinness69

    This doesn't even have to hit to do BIG damage. Remember all that water that falls on higher ground inland for miles flows to the sea. This was always going to happen as will the next quake . I reckon a mag 4 quake in the area will do extraordinary damage. The clock is ticking

  • HoTaters HoTaters

    Oy vey. It looks like the eye of the storm will be tracking directly across Fukushima Prefecture.

  • Guiness69 brings up a very good point. I live on thesideof a mountain and have a mountain stream in my backyard. The stream transforms from a quiet easy to cross series of pools to a raging whitewater just after one rainfall. Estimate volume increases 2 or 300%. Double tonnage flow of underground waterat Fuku.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    I guess nuclear engineers never played the game Avalanche. Drop the ball just in the right spot and a series of unstoppable events ensues. The nuclear plant is the ball.

  • moonshellblue moonshellblue

    The news just keeps getting worse. This should really help the stability of the subsiding structures and all that weight. I remember someone on Enenews wondering if all these Typhoons are stimulated by the warm water from the missing corium. Probably not but Things that make ya go hmm.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Real smart.

    "A little-known fact is that most of Japan’s nuclear power stations have at least one volcano which may become active in the future within a 160 kilometer radius."


    I bet they are not doing anything responsible to consider this either, same as tsunamis.

    I can imagine lava flowing over a npp. BOOM!

  • Sol Man

    I swear that I had read here that the worst that could have happened did, indeed, already happen. Now we are just waiting for it all to spread. Please verify.

    • Abbass Abbass

      It looks like it. Fuku is like a pressure cooker which is going to be trying to break out, for probably about 100 years. Not only do they have to keep sitting on that lid under pressure along with everything from Earthquakes, Tornadoes and EMPs to complicate things and possibly render the situation hopeless for 100 years, but they also have to undertake some extremely difficult and never before done work by means not even fully worked out yet and dismantle a spent fuel pool in precarious and extremely hard to access situation of its own, removing extremely fragile and ultra sensitive spent fuel rods without making a mistake over 1300 times and a single mistake will set the whole lot off and force evacuation of FUKU with the result EVERYTHING including spent fuel pools not even being discussed yet as well as the remaining and remains of reactors. Then another nuclear plant not far away called Fukushima Daini will also need to be evacuated adding its then runaway situation to the mix and the domino effect will have gained a new definition by then as this continues. Of course the extra nuclear plants will just be overkill. It is unlikely that we'll need more than Fuku going ballistic when (not if, honestly I can only see a when in this) it does.

  • Abbass Abbass

    The name FukUShima is very appropriate if Shima is a word for Organic Life.