Typhoon Ma-On Hits Japan
UPDATE: July 18, 2011 — Typhoon Ma-On has reached the southern island of Kyushu, Japan, early Tuesday morning local time. Sustained winds of 87 miles per hour and gusts of over 100 mph are moving north and then east. The category 1 storm is expected to cross to the northeast over the next few days, causing dangerous conditions along the coast.
“Storms of the kind that Ma-On is likely to become can unload over a foot of rainfall, with flooding and mudslides, upon reaching Japan,” meteorologist Dave Samuhel reported.
Greater Tokyo and the tsunami-ravaged area to the north are bracing for heavy rainfall from the edge of the storm. On Sunday, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) began installing a temporary roof over the Unit 3 turbine building at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant to protect it from filling with rainwater. TEPCO spokesman Hajime Motojuku told reporters that the utility also detached a hose from a docked barge, which is storing contaminated water. – Discovery News
Tokyo Electric Power Co. is rushing to install a cover over a building at its crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant to shield it from wind and rain as Typhoon Ma-on approaches Japan’s coast from the south.
Work on the cover for the turbine building of the No. 3 reactor started at about 8:30 a.m. today, Junichi Matsumoto, a general manager at the utility known as Tepco, said at briefing in Tokyo. The transfer of tainted water for storage in a barge docked next to the plant was halted, spokesman Satoshi Watanabe said by telephone.
The eye of Ma-on, which is categorized as “extremely strong,” was about 420 kilometers (260 miles) southeast of the city of Kagoshima at 4 p.m. today, or 1,200 kilometers from the Fukushima plant, according to the website of the Japan Meteorological Agency.
The storm was moving north at 25 kilometers per hour with winds blowing at 157 kph. Ma-on is forecast to continuing heading north and may cross coast of the southwestern island of Kyushu after 6 a.m. tomorrow. A forecast track from the U.S. Navy Joint Typhoon Warning Center indicates the storm may pass over the Fukushima plant by July 21.
The Japanese weather agency issued warnings for floods and high waves along the southern coast from Okinawa to Tokyo. – Bloomburg
Reported by our Ministry March, 2011: “Sadly, those who live in Japan are doomed – and it is a precursor to what will occur in the rest of the world.
Daniel 11:35 “Some of the wise will fall so that they may be refined, purified, and cleansed until the time of the end, for it will still come at the appointed time.”
However, know that those of the holy family that are caught in the bowls of anger, they will be on a direct course of being crossed over to the side of Christ when they enter Heaven. Not a single one shall be left in death.
Daniel 12:10 “Many will be purified, cleansed, and refined, but the wicked will act wickedly; none of the wicked will understand, but the wise will understand.”