I was just checking the shouts on Fibs when someone posted a link to a Japanese weather site with this image:
In the wake of Katrina in New Orleans that has to be a most startling and horrifying image for the Japanese people. Given the density of housing you’d have to guess that the ability to evacuate would be hampered – and where to. The country is long and thin and this thing looks to be aimed straight for it!
We’ll be watching from down here – and hoping that it changes course, or burns out, or something!!!
It’s getting closer and the eye seems to be less distinct! What does that mean?
It seems that China is getting pounded, and not Japan!
East China braces for new storm after deadly Talim
And this morning!
Looks like Japan will be getting a battering, but that the cyclone is headed west to China.
What does it mean now that the eye is no longer so visible?
and here’s an alternate view (source)
I’ve just hunted around and found the BBC weather forecast for the region
Well that one finished without any real fanfare or news reports so while it looked impressive I’m glad that it passed without harm.
A friend has posted some photos from the ground on his site.
Lets hope “Rita” doesn’t undo the hard work of the people striving to repair their lives.