Fukushima Badly Hit By Typhoon Hagibis; TEPCO Reported “Irregular Readings” At Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

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Typhoon Hagibis storm track in relation to Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station; recent earthquake is the red star to the right. Fukushima Daiichi appears to have gotten the worst side of the storm (right hand side). See: https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/D6.html

The Japan Times reported regarding Typhoon Hagibis that “As of early Sunday morning, the typhoon was traveling toward the Tohoku region, and as many as 340,000 residents in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, were advised to evacuate…” Shortly before 8 p.m, a level 5 special warning for heavy rain, the highest issued by the Japanese Meteorological Agency, was issued for Ibaraki, Tochigi, Niigata, Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures. Earlier on Saturday, Hagibis was “considered equivalent to a Category 4 hurricane on the five step Saffir-Simpson scale used in the United States…” [1]

What does “irregular readings” mean? Higher than normal radiation?
As reported by Reuters, 12 Oct 2019, 22:52: “In Fukushima, north of the capital, Tokyo Electric Power Co reported irregular readings from sensors monitoring water in its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant overnight. The plant was crippled by a 2011 earthquake and tsunami./ Heavy rain caused rivers to flood their banks in parts of Fukushima and Nagano prefectures, submerging houses and rice paddies and forcing some people to climb onto their roofs for safety.” [2]

The Guardian reported that “two are missing in a Fukushima landslide, according to the Japan Times“. But, either that part appears to have disappeared from the article, or they linked to the wrong article. [3]

NHK also reported that in Nihonmatsu city, Fukushima Prefecture, a landslide destroyed a house and two people are missing. [4]

[1] “Powerful Typhoon Hagibis tears through Tokyo region, killing two and prompting rare weather warnings” BY RYUSEI TAKAHASHI https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/10/13/national/powerful-typhoon-hagibis-lashes-japan/

[2] “Seven killed, 15 missing as fierce typhoon pounds Tokyo
Posted:Sat, 12 Oct 2019 22:52:02 -0400
Seven people were killed and 15 were missing after the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in decades paralyzed Tokyo, flooding rivers and leaving almost half a million homes without power, public broadcaster NHK reported on Sunday
“. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/Aaroxes1ruU/seven-killed-15-missing-as-fierce-typhoon-pounds-tokyo-idUSKBN1WR0OY

[3] “Typhoon Hagibis: death toll rises in Japan as ‘worst storm in 60 years’ roars throughhttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/12/japan-typhoon-hagibis-tokyo-earthquake-rugby-flood-rain

[4] “Hagibis causes damage across Japan“, NHK World-Japan, 13 Oct 19: https://archive.li/zguUW

Map track locations exported from:
Navy.mil › metoc › tropicalKML
HAGIBIS kml_Placemark, 071200Z (SUPER TYPHOON 20W (HAGIBIS) WARNING NR 010). NAME, HAGIBIS. TIME, 071200Z. POSIT, 16.1 … kml_id, strm5. kml_visibility, 1. kml_Point. kml_coordinates, 146.7,16.1,0 …
http://www.metoc.navy.mil/fwcn/products/kml/tropical/ndbc_tropical.kmz
Earthquake: M 5.3 – 55km SSE of Katsuura, Japan
2019-10-12 09:21:55 (UTC)34.686°N 140.569°E59.5 km depth
https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us70005tn2/dyfi/intensity

Seven people killed, 15 missing after Japan typhoon: NHK
 Posted:Sat, 12 Oct 2019 21:20:47 -0400
Seven people were killed and 15 were missing after the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in decades paralyzed Tokyo, public broadcaster NHK said on Sunday, flooding rivers and leaving almost half a million homes without power. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/zzm7450SoSk/seven-people-killed-15-missing-after-japan-typhoon-nhk-idUSKBN1WS00X

https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/content/super-typhoon-hagibis-currently-strongest-storm-earth


Source: Japan Meteorological Agency website: https://www.jma.go.jp/en/warn/f_0754700.html