View Full Version : Typhoon Talas rips through Japan

04-09-11, 08:24 PM
Heavy rains and mudslides killed at least 18 people and left more than 50 missing after a powerful typhoon ripped through western Japan

Typhoon Talas brought heavy rain and winds of up to 68mph after making landfall on Shikoku island on Saturday.
The season's 12th typhoon is now moving slowly north across the Sea of Japan, the country's Meteorological Agency said today.




An iron bridge over the Nachi River in Nachikatsuura town, Wakayama



04-09-11, 08:31 PM
Definitely not a good year for Japan

04-09-11, 08:44 PM
Definitely not a good year for Japan

Japan has a long history of devastating earthquakes and typhoons yet people fail to learn from their past, they should build their coastal towns higher up, what happened in March was a disaster unseen in history, just the scale of the devastation is still hard to comprehend.

When Tokyo gets hit by the big one it will be pandemonium.

Tokyo, LA and Istanbul are disasters waiting to happen.

I was on the Black sea coast during the 1999 Izmit earthquake, it struck in the middle of the night and was so violent we got thrown out of our beds.

You are never really prepared for these things, there is no warning.