In Other Hurricane News: Two Typhoons (and Us) Bear Down on Japan
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Typhoons #11 and #12
as of 11am Eastern, Friday the 26th

While everyone on the US Eastern seaboard is fretting about Hurricane Irene, two powerful hurricanes are bearing down on Japan, one of which is currently stronger than Irene with winds up to 55m/s (123 mph).

Judging from the plot shown on Yahoo! Japan's typhoon page, landfall for both looks uncomfortably close to our own; we arrive in Tokyo (after a 14-hour flight) on the afternoon of the 29th, then it's on to Osaka and home that evening. At least that's the plan. Here's keeping our fingers crossed....

All 3 comments so far, oldest first...

Oh no! After escaping Irene, Jon and I will heading into another hurricane! We’re arriving into Osaka on Thursday, so hopefully by then it’ll all be over?

— comment by Teresa on August 27th, 2011 at 1:28am JST (12 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Made it home smoothly, with nary a dark cloud in sight. Typhoon #12 still looks to be a few days off… it’s a slow one, and has gotten considerably weaker as well….

— comment by Jeffrey Friedl on August 30th, 2011 at 1:01pm JST (12 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

We left Osaka on 9/1 with the Talas creeping in, -in the form of a lot of rain- literally as we were taking off. Irene did a lot of damage in New York, New Jersey and Vermont. I also found out that there was an 5.8 earthquake on the east coast of the U.S. -small potatoes for Japan but a big deal back east… or west I guess I should say. Good luck.

— comment by Ron Evans on September 3rd, 2011 at 12:48am JST (12 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink
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