Japan TV: Typhoon presents “significant likelihood of natural disaster of a magnitude observed only once every few decades” — Around 500,000 households get instructions to evacuate — Waves over 30 feet high likely for Pacific coast (VIDEO)
September 16th, 2013
Title: Tropical storm moves across Japan
Date: Sept. 16, 2013
[...] The weather officials had issued special warnings for Shiga, Kyoto and Fukui prefectures for the first time since they adopted the warning system in August. The warnings for Kyoto and Fukui have been downgraded to heavy rain warnings.
The warning is issued when they consider a significant likelihood of a natural disaster of a magnitude observed only once every few decades.
The downpours have raised the risk of mudslides from northeastern to western Japan. Some areas are also at high risk of flooding.
Nearly 500,000 households have been ordered or instructed to evacuate in 20 prefectures. [...]
Waves are likely to remain almost 10 meters high in waters off the Pacific coast from eastern to western Japan. [...]