Typhoon Haishen brought heavy rains and record winds to parts of Japan before heading towards South Korea Photo: AFP
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Typhoon heads to South Korea after battering Japan

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They should not have been to the seaside.

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I do not want to live in Kyushu. People are hit by natural disasters every year and very often. I am now staying in Tohoku. Typhoons rarely hit the area. Problem here is snow in winter though.

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I hope everyone stays safe and recovers quickly.

I do not want to live in Kyushu. People are hit by natural disasters every year and very often. I am now staying in Tohoku. Typhoons rarely hit the area. Problem here is snow in winter though.

And the occasional nuclear reactor meltdown.

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Yubaru: You through the worst of it?

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Fortunately, it looks like we passed the night unscathed. REALLY windy tho'.

P. Smith

And the occasional nuclear reactor meltdown.

And earthquakes.

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Typhoon Haishen is now about to make a landfall on Korean Peninsula 3rd time in a row while it keeping intensity with Category 2-3. Possible record breaking intensity for South Korea

I hope people there stay informed and every possible risk are avoided.

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Stay off the Roof this time.

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I do not want to live in Kyushu. People are hit by natural disasters every year and very often. 

Depends where you live. Northern Kyushu, where most people live, probably sees fewer natural disasters than most cities in Japan. Strong typhoons are rare (even this one just skimmed by), earthquakes rarer than most of Honshu, little risk of tsunami on the Sea of Japan side. I have met several people from Tohoku who moved here because it's safer.

Disasters tend to be localized and often in the same places. No guarantees in life, but personally, I feel safer here from natural disasters than I would in Kansai or Kanto.

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The media hyped it up as they do with everything. It was a little windy and rainy. The powered went out for a short bit of time when we were asleep. I had to factory reset my tv.

We really got to stop living our lives to the beat of the media. They are only looking to sensationalize everything for ratings. I blame the economy and all the problems we had in 2020 on the media. They are not looking in peoples be interest

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@Whatsnext

The media hyped it up as they do with everything. It was a little windy and rainy. The powered went out for a short bit of time when we were asleep. I had to factory reset my tv.

We really got to stop living our lives to the beat of the media. They are only looking to sensationalize everything for ratings. I blame the economy and all the problems we had in 2020 on the media. They are not looking in peoples be interest

How do you know how bad/mild it was if you were asleep?

I've been through a few very violent typhoons - my spouse was always sleeping through them and had no idea what was happening. With any emergencies, it's always better to be overly cautious, than ignorant. Better safe than sorry.

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Yubaru come in Yubaru.

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Somewhat agree with Whatsnext. The media hype everything these days, from weather events to social events. People who over consume media products are dancing to their tune, and it's no coincidence that both depression and anxiety rates are off the charts nowadays.

Yes, prepare responsibly for a weather event. But stop with the Pavlovian responses to media "alerts", turn off the TV and log off from the internet once in a while. Your mental health will improve.

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The winds here seem to be stronger and more blustery now. Any stronger than this and my garage is going to lift off.

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Schools today are off because of some B.S. warning.A bit of rain for a minute and the sun's out now. Authorities in Japan just love being so extra. I suppose it gives an impression of doing something.

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A bit of rain. B.S. warning. That is choice.

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Odd that there are so many downvotes for people who were actually in the typhoon and said it wasn't that bad. Wonder what that is. The readers here must love real-life disaster stories.

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A slight turn to the right, and things would have been different. They dodged a bullet. As far as media hyping it up. Better to be safe than sorry. If they didn’t warn everyone and it veered right, then you’d be saying, “they didn’t warn us”.

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That was a wild ride, got a little damage, but have to say, been through worse in the States, this could have been a lot worse but it was ok, now waiting for the winds to die down and clean up the forest that just sprung up magically after this typhoon hit.

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Whatsnext: "The media hyped it up as they do with everything."

Ahhh... I know your type; the type that, when it's not as "hyped up" and people suffer the results, you scream and shout and say more should have been done. There's a reason why they have new categories and alert people more, and that's because in the past there were plenty of instances of people feeling the media and government did not do enough, and that was warranted. Or let's look at it more simply, is it better that you were warned and ended up only ended up suffering a factory reset of your TV, or would you have rather just not been warned and woken up with no house to speak of, and family injured or dead, wondering why you didn't hear more?

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Felt sorry for the momma/pop shops that have to throw away their frozen products.

also didn’t realize there are so many traffic lights. On city had 12000 stop from the power outrages.

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I was watching the incoming storm on a hotel live web cam on youtube, as the day went on I could see the weather getting worse and worse, and then the web cam stopped working for some reason. either way there is going to be a lot of cleaning up today.

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