Typhoon Roke Heads for Damaged Japanese Nuclear Reactor

  1. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    Typhoon Roke Heads for Damaged Japanese Nuclear Reactor
    A Million Ordered to Evacuate

    by Helen Kennedy

    Like something out of a Hollywood disaster movie, a million people in Japan were told Tuesday to flee the path of a typhoon heading straight for Fukushima's wrecked reactor.

    Typhoon Roke is expected to make landfall in central Japan on Wednesday and move north-east - possibly towards the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, the Meteorological Agency said. (photo: NOAA)
    Typhoon Roke, a category 4 storm on the same scale used to classify hurricanes, began rapidly strengthening as it headed for Japan, packing 90 mph winds and a huge amount of rain.

    The sprawling cyclone was forecast to take three days to pass over Japan, drenching most of the country with torrential downpours.
    those poor people! one huge disaster after another...how long will it take to recover?

  2. wordscribe43 profile image92
    wordscribe43posted 6 years ago

    Whoa... I haven't heard about this.  I've been a little out of the news loop, however.  It saddens me immensely as I used to live in the part of Japan that was devastated.  sad