Typhoon Wipha Heads for Possible Direct Tokyo Hit

by Karl Utermohlen | October 15, 2013 11:51 am

Typhoon Wipha Heads for Possible Direct Tokyo Hit

A potentially catastrophic typhoon is heading toward Tokyo and it is expected to hit the city near the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

The Huffington Post reports that Typhoon Wipha[1] is breezing through the Pacific Ocean and it will probably hit Japan’s capital during the morning rush hour on Wednesday. The Japan Meteorological Agency said that the winds have slowed down as the typhoon moves through the Pacific but it could still hit Tokyo with heavy rain, gales and possible flooding. They recommend that residents avoid unnecessary travel and prepare themselves to leave their home at a moment’s notice in case the storm hits them.

The agency is also warning Tokyo residents over the potential disaster that is expected to pass near the Fukushima nuclear plant which is in shambles and contains radioactive leaks. The operator of Fukushima is cancelling all offshore work and securing all cables and machinery until the storm subsides.

Endnotes:
  1. The Huffington Post reports that Typhoon Wipha: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/15/typhoon-wipha-japan_n_4100161.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green

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