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Typhoon leaves 1 dead in southwestern Japan

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A slightly misleading headline - with a scale of 1 to 5, this typhoon is barely a category 1 typhoon, slightly more powerful than it's previous status as a tropical storm.

A very useful site during the typhoon season: http://www.tropicalstormrisk.com/tracker/dynamic/main.html

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ifd66, you know how the media loves to make things bigger and more sale-able. Japan media is in the same boat as USA/Europe.

We see it daily.

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Just blustery wind and rain here in Yamaguchi.

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Annoying. My flight to Manchester has been postponed three hours. Then again, I’m going via Hong Kong, so I suppose I should be grateful for first-world, free-world problems....

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very heavy rain and stronger winds in the Shimonoseki area now. Also evacuation orders starting to be issued for a storm surge around lunchtime. The surge seem to be in the Inland sea.

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Everyone please be safe.

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Are you ABSOLUTELY certain you didn't leave something up on your roof?

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Thanks for the link ifd66. Here's another useful link that shows ACTUAL wind speed and categorization of storms:

https://www.wunderground.com/hurricane?index_region=wp

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The new tropical storm coming in bears watching if you’re planning a trip. It’s not strong yet, but the path seems aimed more centrally.

https://www.jma.go.jp/en/typh/

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Then again, I’m going via Hong Kong, so I suppose I should be grateful for first-world, free-world problems....

You can be grateful if you manage to get in and out of HK without disruption. Stopping transport and bringing their protest to the airport are both tactics that have been used by demonstrators in recent days. People travelling in should be aware that it's relatively easy to block off key locations in Hong Kong.

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Its as usual, nothing great about it.

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The new storm I mentioned, Krosa, is still churning, and a lot stronger now. The direction seems to be more toward western Japan than it was.

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