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Storm blacks out 41,000 homes in Hokkaido

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Good thing it was muroran and not takomanai. If it had been takomanai, the ripple effect would have taken down all of hokkaido

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That article will make everyone else who was, all day, complaning about the bad weather, shut up for a blessed minute.

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basroil, do you by any chance mean Tomakomai?

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That's not bad, particularly compared to NJ/NY aftermath.

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Anyone know if Yubari has power?

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Anyone know if Yubari has power?

Did they have it before the storm? Sorry, Hokkaido joke.

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Ho-ho-ho, yarodomo!

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lostrune2Nov. 27, 2012 - 09:13PM JST

That's not bad, particularly compared to NJ/NY aftermath.

Well, most places here use a large chunk of electricity for heat, while in the northeast it's almost all gas or oil. As soon as the gas pumps were up those places have heat, but for all-denka houses here, it's not good.

OldHawkNov. 27, 2012 - 11:08PM JST

Anyone know if Yubari has power?

Nowhere near muroran there, so no problems as related to this one.

Tomasz StasinskiNov. 27, 2012 - 08:35PM JST

do you by any chance mean Tomakomai?

Yes, made a bit of a typo. Been meaning to take a bus to cool (well, at least cold) places from the Makomanai station and somehow split the difference into an odd name.

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That's not bad, particularly compared to NJ/NY aftermath.

Well, most places here use a large chunk of electricity for heat, while in the northeast it's almost all gas or oil. As soon as the gas pumps were up those places have heat, but for all-denka houses here, it's not good.

True. Still, many NE boilers and furnaces use electricity to function, so when over a million households lost power for an extended time, they couldn't produce heat regardless. (And it took a long while to get the gas pumps sufficiently up as well.)

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Oh no - latest snow in 120 years and now a massive storm - it's global warming - RUN FOR YOUR LIVES

Hope there were no injuries and everyone survives the cold with limited power

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Actually another site said 3 injuries - one was a police officer trapped under a tin roof (prolly trying to get photos up skirts in the blowing wind lol)

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