Skip to comments.Typhoon Neoguri whips Okinawa with heavy wind and rain
Posted on 07/08/2014 3:29:11 PM PDT by lilyramone
Hong Kong (CNN) -- Denise Fettig-Loftesnes lives just 50 feet from the East China Sea on the Japanese island of Okinawa -- prime territory to witness the swirling winds of Typhoon Neoguri as they lashed the island Tuesday.
"The wind sounds like a freight train is coming towards you," the CNN iReporter said. "It is hard to sometimes hear people in the same room with you because the wind is so loud."
Her building -- she lives on the sixth floor -- is swaying with the wind, so she's not going outside to check for damage.
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
Sat thru a good blow in 74 on the rock.
Rock usually winds.. Quite a feeling, wet and weird..
I’m getting ready for it here in Tokyo. Although my neighborhood is pretty safe, there could be disruptions to power and water if we get clobbered badly.
Prayers sent for you, your family and all of Japan
What a joke! CNN is making it seem so much worse than it really was. The “building” that collapsed was a makeshift food place—something like a garden shed in the US. It’s hardly catastrophic.
The buildings in Okinawa are designed to take far worse than Typhoon Neoguri. There is very little risk to anyone on the island. A tornado in Oklahoma is far more dangerous in my opinion as the wood frame buildings can’t take it.
This article just shows how much CNN hypes the news to make it seem more significant than it really is. They are not reporters. They aren’t reporting truth. They’re selling fiction to try and gain viewers (and failing).
It will hopefully be winding down by the time it gets to you, Ronin. I’ve seen much worse on Okinawa. Now that we’re on the back side of it, we’re getting an amazing amount of rain. That might actually be the bigger risk to you from floods. As I understand it, Typhoon Neoguri wasn’t even a super typhoon by the time it reached Okinawa. It should continue to weaken.
Yes, that’s what I’m thinking as well, but typhoons can be tricky beasts, so I am still going to take basic precautions.
“Im getting ready for it here in Tokyo”
Missed us here on Cebu. Here is a good site for you to track storms: http://www.typhoon2000.ph/
Gonna hit us in northern Kyushu within the next 24 hours . They say torrential rains . That rain on top of all the rain we’ve had ( it’s rainy season in Japan for those who don’t know ) since last Friday is going to cause some serious mudslides / landslides here .
Yes indeed. This rainy season has been living up to it’s name so far. Stay safe, friend.
It should keep losing strength so long as it keeps moving, but you’re right. Typhoons can do amazing things.
Seems this will be passing not to far away from the damaged Fuk Nuke plant. I am not sure what they will get from it.
When I was in the Air Force and stationed at Naha AB, we would prepare for a typhoon by filling sandbags. We would place forty sandbags around each wheel of the F-86Ds and forty more on each wings. When the eye went through, we would remove the sandbags rotate the airplane into the direction of the expected wind and replace the sandbags.
Ah - Typhoon Parties on Okinawa - 24 hours hunkered down with booze, snacks, interesting company of all sorts, and nothing much to do until the storm was past - good times, good times......