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Typhoon leaves 2 dead, 4 missing, over 100 injured in Japan

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A man in his 40s fractured his skull when he fell from the roof of a garage in Yufu

I seriously don't know the reason for people wanting to climb up on their roofs during a typhoon...really...please use your common sense people!!

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Could have been much worse. I'm sorry that those 4 people died, but honestly, I was expecting to wake up to news of entire villages covered.

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I live in Fukuoka city and all citizens were well prepared this gigantic typhoon Haishen (no.10), most of retail shops and especially convenience store were closed very earlier. I think disadvantage goes to region not really prepared and some places of natural disaster that would occur, like flood, landslide. I just don't know a civilized and very modernized Japan still has places like those to real state sell where it's extremely dangerous. However, preparation for gigantic typhoon should be well done even if it won't come so strong. We'll never know what happen like that one years ago, it went direct to Kansai area and devastated many houses and cars all around.

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These typhoons come every year! The government can't prepare infrastructure to deal with this! OK, I got it, all care no responsibility!!! Where does the money go then?? Oh!, hostess bars!!! OK, got it!!!

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4 missing, injures more than 50 in Japan

Damages seem minimal. Lucky it is, but the locals have also been well-prepared.

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" These typhoons come every year! The government can't prepare infrastructure to deal with this! OK, I got it, all care no responsibility!!! Where does the money go then?? Oh!, hostess bars!!! OK, got it!!!"

@PhantomAgent

Please enlighten me, how does one prepare infrastructures for something of this magnitude, besides opening the dams, sending self defense troops and setting up shelters?

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> I live in Fukuoka city and all citizens were well prepared this gigantic typhoon Haishen (no.10), most of retail shops and especially convenience store were closed very earlier. I think disadvantage goes to region not really prepared and some places of natural disaster that would occur, like flood, landslide. I just don't know a civilized and very modernized Japan still has places like those to real state sell where it's extremely dangerous. However, preparation for gigantic typhoon should be well done even if it won't come so strong. We'll never know what happen like that one years ago, it went direct to Kansai area and devastated many houses and cars all around.

I also have a residence in Fukuoka and yes, people were really prepared this time here in Minami-Ku literally everything was closed and I mean everything, even the combini stores and gas stations. Today late in the evening you almost wouldn't even know a typhoon just slammed into this place, a lot of restaurants were open, some stores, like it never happened, construction and rescue crews out and repairing things and checking maintenance, the Japanese don't kid around...

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Japanese house building design and standards need to change to deal with stronger weather patterns...

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Tragic. I hope everyone recovers quickly and fully.

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Great news, I was expecting 100s. Good job Japanese communities

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Japanese house building design and standards need to change to deal with stronger weather patterns...

How does one build a house to survive a tidal surge of three to six meters or to survive a landslide? I am not aware of this being possible to do. As an outsider from what I can see Japan is much better prepared for natural disasters than the great majority of societies. Look at the flooding on the Yangtze River this summer and the catastrophic damage it has caused. Maybe only Chile and California have earthquake codes equal to Japans but neither of these places ever face big tropical cyclones (I guess in the Southern Hemisphere is it an anti-cyclone, storms spin the opposite direction south of the equator).

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