national

24 people injured as typhoon passes through western Japan

16 Comments

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© KYODO

©2018 GPlusMedia Inc.

16 Comments
Login to comment

Very unfortunate, Japan seems to be hit with a lot of natural disasters lately.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

This was one weird moving typhoon, as the remnants of it are now somewhere over Kagoshima.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Total over-reaction on Shikoku. JR decided to cancel EVERY train and all busses the day before on Saturday without waiting to see the actual conditions. Most of the prefectures had some rain and moderate winds.

Previous typhoons, they always announce the possibility of delays and cancelations and act according to actual conditions. This time they canceled everything unecessarily the day before because of their fear of being criticized due to the disaster from a month before with the flooding and landslides.

2 ( +7 / -5 )

I consider myself lucky that this ended up having very slight effects where I live. Typhoons can be devastating.

With warnings and cancellations, it seems like you're damned if you do, you're damned if you don't. On the whole, it's better to overreact than to react too late.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

@Speed (Ironic name)

I got caught driving in a typhoon once. Didn't know which way the wind and rain was coming at me, couldn't see out all four corners of the car in daylight. I'm alive today to tell the story.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

That building looks like something you'd find in a shanty town in South Africa; not surprised it blew off.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Total over-reaction on Shikoku. JR decided to cancel EVERY train and all busses the day before on Saturday without waiting to see the actual conditions. Most of the prefectures had some rain and moderate winds.

With the recent floods and landslides Im sure they wouldnt want to take any risks. Inconvenient for the travelers but better safe than sorry.

The sound of the typhoon roaring around our house that night was frightening btw, felt like I was inside a tornado.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Like Speed said - for those of us living in the region, it was certainly felt strange.

I understand the need to be extra extra cautious for those areas already damaged and suffering, but places far from there were also under the blanket shutdown issued the day before.

I went downtown yesterday and it was deserted. No buses, trains - just sunshine and a few strollers. Many businesses also closed.

Really was beyond risk weighing and more of panic deciding IMO.

But the +ive was we could enjoy coffee and lunch at my favourite cafe without the crowds.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

MariaToday  08:08 am JST

With warnings and cancellations, it seems like you're damned if you do, you're damned if you don't. On the whole, it's better to overreact than to react too late.

Agreed. Somehow I doubt we'd get the same complaints about everything being shut down if the Typhoon came on a week day.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

I got caught driving in a typhoon once. Didn't know which way the wind and rain was coming at me, couldn't see out all four corners of the car in daylight. I'm alive today to tell the story.

Sorry you had this experience. This is a perfect example of why they called things off! People do not pay attention when typhoons are coming. There is no way anyone can "get caught" driving in a typhoon.

Typhoons do not just appear out of nowhere, people have plenty of time to prepare, days, and some cases up to at least a week in advance.

I have lived through well over a hundred typhoons down here in Okinawa, and yeah it's damned if you do, damned it you don't, when it comes to making the calls regarding whether to take off, stop a train, or not to fly.

I give credit to all the companies who did make the call! I have seen too many times when they haven't and folks get hurt or worse because of it!

4 ( +4 / -0 )

We were forecast to get 350mm of rain here in Aichi, instead we got almost zero. Better than flooding, but we haven't had rain in 3 weeks and everything is drying up so we really needed that rain.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Just a bit of wind and rain, but all people ordered to stay home. All my friends with small businesses lost money.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

All my friends with small businesses lost money.

Money they can make, lives they can't. Better to be closed to work another day than never again.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

The weather men repeated again and again on the telly that this typhoon was unlike any seen before, heading in the 'wrong' direction and more or less unpredictable as to which path it would actually take.

I think they had no option but to advise people to be very, very careful. If you took all the precautions and in the end they weren't necessary .... well, weren't you lucky.

We got a soaking (not as bad as it could have been, or has been in the past) and some wind overnight (ditto); not desperate, but enough to blow over my cucumber and tomato frames. Way preferable to being flooded out or having the roof blown off.

I'll never understand folk who complain that a typhoon wasn't all that bad. Be thankful.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

I'll never understand folk who complain that a typhoon wasn't all that bad. Be thankful.

Mainland folks should be thankful they dont get tyhoons like the one's that regularly hit Okinawa and particularly Miyako and Ishigaki Islands.

I can not imagine the devastation mainlanders would face by having a typhoon with winds gusts of 80m/s strong enough to blow over telephone poles!

You are quite right. Be thankful!

2 ( +2 / -0 )

To the posters above saying that I'd change my tune if I were unexpectedly caught in the typhoon, remember, it wasn't forecasted to hit the Shikoku region but way up in Tokai and Kanto.

Imagine the opposite. If a typhoon was predicted to hit Shikoku (which they often do) and they decided the day before for every train and bus from the first to the last to be stopped in Tokyo and Nagoya. That's pretty much what happened here except in reverse.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites