Typhoon #15 is somewhere south of us, sending a wave of rain clouds over Wakayama, Nara, and Mie, the same areas hit hard by Typhoon #12 (Talas, and yes, two more have veered over the Philippines and China since then). Land that’s already been loosened by the previous rains is getting soaked again, and elevated lakes caused by landslides damming rivers are in danger of breaching, with possible serious consequences.
Now, at 11:30 p.m. on Friday night, the reports of landslides have already started to come in, and two days’ of rain is forecast. I’ll do my best to stay on top of the Twitter news coming in, and repost in English to Gaijin Farmer’s facebook page. Please visit, and ‘like’ it to get updates as things happen.
- Two Talas dams to be drained (search.japantimes.co.jp)
- Typhoon’s Record Rainfall Wreaks Havoc (blogs.wsj.com)