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Torrential rain hits western Japan

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Keeping a parking lot ot the river side of a levee doesn't strike me as wise.

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In Hyogo, strong rain and winds. Tornado warning in place. Just sent the wife out to get an extra six pack, in case there's an emergency. Always better to be prepared.

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@aichi

That is just mean. You should be out there in the rain getting what you and her need.

This rain has been on and off during the last hour in Osaka.

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expected to continue along the Pacific side of the archipelago

Eh? It's on the Sea of Japan side.

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@zichi: a six pack of bottled water?

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Laguna,

That is because nobody wants to build a house there or a business there because of the danger from flooding.Therefore the only thing to do with vacant unwanted land is to make a parking lot or a park if it is owned by the city.

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Reckless

No! always drink my single malt straight.

JJ Jetplane

That is just mean. You should be out there in the rain getting what you and her need.

Nope, I'm the old guy so have to climb on the roof. She can't do that.

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This climate change issue is becoming really serious in Japan. What had been Japan doing regarding this issue ???, i hope the answer will not be, we do not know, or some excuses.

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the only thing to do with vacant unwanted land is to make a parking lot or a park if it is owned by the city.

Other alternatives:

Dog run

Playground

Skateboard park

Allotments (not so good if the flooding is frequent)

zichi - lol!

Behave yersel.

Invalid CSRF

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@Tara Tan Kitaoka This climate change issue is becoming really serious in Japan

Am just returning from a 2 day session run by Climate Reality Project in Tokyo attended by Al Gore etc and a lot of interesting speakers from Japan. General concensus - goven't needs more action and less platitudes and needs to stop supporting coal - else it's going to be left behind

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My home is in Kochi Ino, My garden and vegetable/fruit patches have been destroyed, three years of work, well I guess that's nature for you.

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itsonlyrocknroll

sorry for your loss being a gardener I know what it means

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Why doesn't JT just refer to it as Kochi, which is a lot more accurate?

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Terrible for farmers getting ready to harvest their rice.

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Thanks zichi, It is frustrating to be so powerless in these situations, the only action one can take is listen to the violent winds and continuous heavy rain.

When I was finally able to survey the damage It was soul destroying. I frankly got away likely compared to the local farming community. My neighbour is a farmer tomorrow I will don the overalls and wellies and help the family tidy up so to speak.

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Of course, there are people trying to link a typhoon to climate change.

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Japan, which manufactures millions of CO2 producing cars has a heavy responsibility for global warming.

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The new norm.

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Sheesh. And here I was complaining that I should have done laundry since every day the forecast predicted rain for the last week and a half and it was sun and sky, and hot! Stay safe, peeps. Was really pouring down in Osaka for an hour or so, but seems to be abating a bit.

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TARA TAN KITAOKAOct. 3  06:58 pm JST This climate change issue is becoming really serious in Japan. What had been Japan doing regarding this issue ???,

The Japanese government has been doing nothing and it's already too late for much of Japan.

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What is an “extratropical cyclone”?

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This is only the 18th typhoon this year. There are on average 26 and the ones that hit in September always have the most rain and do the most damage. This is a typical weather event.

To the people trying to link a normal typhoon to climate change, sorry the data shoed that there has been no increase in extreme weather events anywhere in the world, period!

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In Kochi, it depends on how saturated the ground is in rain area.

Pretty saturated for 鏡川 to be high in pics I’ve seen.

5 years ago after 4 typhoons in 2 weeks it was like that.

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