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Japan braces for more heavy rain as death toll rises to 66

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both china and Japan are being hit very hard. The news I saw said that its going to continue for quite awhile.

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I've squelched though a few miserable rainy seasons in my time here but this last 10 days has been proper bloody miserable. Has anyone seen the sun this month?

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Tokyo has been fine. Kyushu might as well be a foreign country for all it matters here.

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Tokyo has been fine. Kyushu might as well be a foreign country for all it matters here.

Well, as long as you personally are OK, that's all that matters.

Who are you, again?

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I really hope the weather gives Japan a breather already, it's been raining for probably more than a week straight already and more homes and lives are being lost. CV-19 cases are rising in Tokyo with no clear measure to solve it and then this, give us a break, even just for a day.

The agency predicted up to 300 millimeters of rain on the southern island through Saturday.

that's a third of a meter! it probably wouldn't matter if that amount of rain as spread in a period of several weeks but in a matter of days it would just turn soil into molten ice cream and fill storm drains beyond capacity.

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With an increase in rain and humidity comes an increase in black mold. Already today, washed the black off the walls in the toilet and the doors on 1F corridor. Got fans going.

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The torrential rain is a miserable affliction day in day out. The humidity just adds to the distress and suffering. And next will be the typhoons.

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ESLM: "Tokyo has been fine. Kyushu might as well be a foreign country for all it matters here."

My FIL and I had to drive from Nobeoka, Miyazaki to Miyakonojo, Miyazaki (8 hrs round trip) to get her aunt and uncle (90 yrs and 92 yrs) because their village was in danger of flooding (actually flooded now we saw on TV).

Your comment is very uncalled for and insensitive I hope you never face what you flippantly blab about. Tokyo isn't the entirety and end all of this archipelago you git.

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Ego Sum Lux Mundi

Tokyo has been fine. Kyushu might as well be a foreign country for all it matters here.

Unkind, insensitive and untrue. Every part of the land is Japan and all the nationals Japanese regardless of location.

We also have very close friends in Kyushu.

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The amount of rain, the rivers, the land slides, has devisted so many lives, lives that untill now were normal. These people deserve above and beyond support. It was not their fault at all. Japan can pay for new houses, cost less then $100million spent on a canceled defence system, or masks. The SDF members emergency workers should get a disaster bonus but the victims should be paramount. Is it really that hard to be compassionate.

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zichiToday  05:09 pm JST

With an increase in rain and humidity comes an increase in black mold. Already today, washed the black off the walls in the toilet and the doors on 1F corridor. Got fans going.

2/3 air conditioners running 24/7 removing humiditity keeps the kabi away.

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Would you all stop with the over righteous outrage towards Ego Sum Lux Mundi. I am sure they would sympathize at the situation and agree that the destruction of property, loss of life, and displacement of people is a tragedy. I read nothing malicious in their comment and simply reflected the daily realities of working people in Tokyo as well the differences in weather among affected areas and Tokyo.

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Scientists have been telling us that extreme weather events will become stronger and more frequent. This is another reason to take global warming seriously, and try to cut carbon emissions. For one thing, Japan could do a lot to increase its geothermal energy. With more clean energy in the system, it would be easier to rely more on electric powered vehicles.

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2/3 air conditioners running 24/7 removing humiditity keeps the kabi away.

We couldn't even afford to run a/c 24/7. One hour in the evening for dinner and TV and one hour in the bedroom before sleep. We are retired.

We use small 360 degree fans, they are very effective.

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Japan needs to improve its drainage system in some areas and the government should provide the poorest with electricity bill relieve.

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I read nothing malicious in their comment and simply reflected the daily realities of working people in Tokyo as well the differences in weather among affected areas and Tokyo.

That's exactly the problem. Like the banal daily realities of someone's life in Tokyo is something that needed to be brought into a conversation about death and disaster. For balance, I guess? Perhaps there is a bit of annoyance that this "Tokyo is all" mentality runs strong in the media, especially foreign media.

The Kumamoto earthquake was virtually ignored by the foreign media, but every little tremor in Tokyo is played up. I know that's the nature of mass media, but comments like the above are not helpful. So go ahead and downvote Kyushu some more, folks - if it makes you feel good.

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2/3 air conditioners running 24/7 removing humiditity keeps the kabi away

Yup. Our LDK AC is on all day, the BR AC all night, and toilet, washroom, and ofuro vent fans almost 24/7.

Then again, that's not much different than what we do in the summer even when it's not raining. :-)

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Be safe, stay safe. One thing to know: The worst greenhouse gas? Water vapour.

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I am so over this rain. I can't take the dogs for a proper walk. I can't work on the yard, garden, or exterior of the house.

At least it most likely washes the virus away from exterior surfaces, which is nice. It also saves water, as I don't have to water the garden, foliage, or window boxes. It also keeps the temps a bit lower than usual.

But, still, I'm sick of it.

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I also fret that I can’t take the dogs out or do anything in the garden or the allotment or even go shopping because of this never ending bl@sted rain

Then I watch the news and count my blessings.

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@garypen & @ cleo, you folks should get together and work out a combined dog walking / gardening schedule. And anyway, dogs love a bit of rain.

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you folks should get together and work out a combined dog walking / gardening schedule.

I've already got a perfikkly good dog walking/gardening schedule - if only it would stop raining!

And anyway, dogs love a bit of rain.

Tell that to my two. They point-blank refuse to go out in the rain until their bladders are fit to explode, then it's a quick dash out, high-speed leg-up, then mad dash to get back in again.

Invalid CSRF

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I also fret that I can’t take the dogs out or do anything in the garden or the allotment or even go shopping because of this never ending bl@sted rain

Then I watch the news and count my blessings.

Ain't that the truth! At least we still have an intact home in which to shelter us from the rain. Plus, food, running water, gas, electricity, and internet. Nothing has been washed away for us except some minor comfort and convenience.

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And anyway, dogs love a bit of rain.

Not mine. Or, any other dogs that I know.

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Does anyone know how help/aid can be extended to Kyushu? Any organization accepting food donations?

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I can't work on the yard, garden, or exterior of the house.

You have a yard, garden, and exterior to your house??

I hate you.

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