– Typhoon Danas to hit Fukushima plant on 10/10/2013 / “Very strong” (Fukushima Diary, Oct 7, 2013):
According to Japan Meteorological Agency, Typhoon No.24 “Danas” is going to hit Fukushima plant area on 10/10/2013.
Currently it’s near Okinawa. It’s heading for North East Japan at 30km/h. The central pressure is 935 hPa. Meteorological Agency states “Very strong”.
Since mid September, Tepco has had the contaminated water tank area overflow every time a Typhoon passed near the plant.
– Typhoon Danas rips into Okinawa, Amami (NHK, Oct 7, 2013):
A powerful typhoon is moving north, with Okinawa and the remote islands of Kagoshima Prefecture engulfed in its storm zone.
The Meteorological Agency says Typhoon Danas was 110 kilometers west of the southern island of Tokunoshima at 8 PM on Monday. It is moving north-north-west at a speed of 30 kilometers per hour.
The storm has a central atmospheric pressure of 935 hectopascals and is packing winds of up to 180 kilometers per hour near its center.
The storm is expected to come very close to Okinawa’s main island and the remote islands of the Amami region late Monday, and approach Kyushu on Tuesday.
It is estimated that southern Kyushu will get up to 200 millimeters of rain by Tuesday evening, and Amami and northern Kyushu 180 millimeters.
As of 7 PM, airlines have cancelled 146 domestic flights scheduled for Monday due to the storm.