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Extremely Humungous Typhoon Number 19


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Due to pay a visit to Kansai on Saturday before strolling along the coast to the Kanto area. Comparisons are being drawn with last year's No. 21 (the one which knocked out the Kansai airport bridge) and the recent No. 15 (which left the southern half of Chiba without power).

 

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/10/08/national/extremely-large-typhoon-draws-bead-japan-hit-main-islands-weekend/

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These Typhoons really want me to go back and help with reconstructions... it pains me to have lived in the area just less than a year ago and not being able to help...

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Nother article about public transport suspension due to the approaching typhoon, this from JT;

Typhoon threatens to disrupt public transport in Japan over weekend

https://japantoday.com/category/national/update4-typhoon-threatens-to-disrupt-public-transport-in-japan-over-weekend

 

Also this from Mainichi News

People threatened by fierce Typhoon Hagibis in Japan advised to prepare for disaster

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20191010/p2a/00m/0na/030000c

 

Japan weather agency calls for caution as violent Typhoon Hagibis draws closer

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20191010/p2a/00m/0na/002000c

 

Editorial comment on Asahi Evening News

EDITORIAL- Make the best of lessons from past to prepare for coming typhoon

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201910100034.html

 

RUGBY/ 2 key World Cup matches get the boot as typhoon threatens safety

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201910100068.html

 

Fans frustrated as typhoon disrupts World Cup

https://japantoday.com/category/rugby-world-cup-2019/'very-disappointed'-fans-frustrated-as-typhoon-disrupts-world-cup

 

Grant

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Tomorrow there will be a gradual shutdown of JR East lines in the Kanto area between ca. 10am and 2pm, other lines generally at some point between those hours. No guarantees when service will restart on Sunday.

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1 hour ago, Sheffie said:

Qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix from Suzuka is rescheduled for Sunday. I guess Saturday is expected to be rough.

 

There are certainly indications that may be the case, even Tokyo Disneyland is closing for the first time since 1984 due to weather-related conditions, so it must be bad.

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My wife has been monitoring the twitter and other news sources, following the storm and the prep for it.  Her sister was visiting in Kobe and returned home to Yokohama early in order to not get stuck due to Shinkansen / rail closure.  Said all the stores are out of bread, cup noodles, water, etc.  Her sister in Yokohama has gotten her "bug out" bag (evacuation backpack) prepared in case of need.

 

Hopefully everyone rides it through.

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To all our members and friends in Japan, stay safe and stay well, I'm hoping for the best for everyone.

 

Cheers,

 

Mark.

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Some photos of deserted Sangenjaya around noon and the last trams running before the typhoon arrives.

 

Typhoon Hagibis approaching. Tokyo shut down pics. Chazawa-dori (茶沢通り) road looking towards Sangenjaya Station. 12 Oct 2019 11:15AM

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Some stores had windows taped up.

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Empty bicycle parking lot near Seiyu Department Store. Closer to Sangenjaya Station. 11:22AM.

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Nishi-taishido #5 Crossing/Kannana Dori Wakabayashi Crossing 11:34AM

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This is the last tram run to Sangenjaya Station. It will return to Kamimachi Staion where the line will shut down. 11:34AM.

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Setagaya #2 Crossing/first crossing east of Kamimachi Station. 11:46AM

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Kamimachi Station across the street. 11:46AM. There were only two trams running at this time. One was returning from Shimo-takaidoi Station and the other from Sangenjaya Station.

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The station was empty. 11:47AM.

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Across the street is an Ozeki Supermarket, also closed. 11:47AM.

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Most of the lines shown were shutting down. It wasn't clear in English. 11:48AM

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Setagaya Line notice. But the last tram had not yet arrived. 11:49AM.

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11:50AM.

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The station had the bar screen lowered to show the line was no running. 11:52AM.

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Close up. 11:52AM.

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The last tram arrives from Sangenjaya Station. 11:53AM.

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A maintenance staff member came to take over the tram.

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Another maintenance worker approaches. Behind the last tram frtom Shimo-takaido Station arrives. 11:54AM.

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The Gotokuji painted tram arrived from Shimo-kitazawa Station. 11:54AM

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Last passengers. 11:55AM.

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Checking the tram before parking it. 11:55AM.

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Driver and conductor  going back to the station. 11:57AM.

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Maintenance crew moves the tram to park it. 11:57AM

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11:58AM.

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When I left, the two trams were parked like this. 11:59AM.

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I believe that this is how the trams are parked over night.

There was a lone man waiting at the station as I started to leave. I told him that the trains had stopped running. 

 

Grant

 

 

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26 minutes ago, katoftw said:

Did you feel it? I have read mixed reports on facebook. Some say yes. Some say no.

 

Mrs. Railsquid noticed it and I assumed it was the wind shaking the house, but for once she was right.

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Suspension of trains, flights in Japan on Sunday due to typhoon

https://japantoday.com/category/national/suspension-of-trains-flights-in-japan-on-sun.-due-to-typhoon

 

In Photos - Typhoon Hagibis strikes central, eastern Japan

https://mainichi.jp/english/graphs/20191012/hpe/00m/0na/001000g/1

 

Train stations, tourist spots empty as typhoon nears

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201910120028.html

 

Grant

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trainsforever8

Gosh those flooded brand-new Shinkansens... are they good for the scrape-yard or is there a chance they might still work? 

The electrical components must be completely broken

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1 hour ago, trainsforever8 said:

Gosh those flooded brand-new Shinkansens... are they good for the scrape-yard or is there a chance they might still work? 

The electrical components must be completely broken

Pretty sure those sets are done for. The water reaches above the door line so ther interior will be flooded as well.

Being 7 sets short is gonna hurt the Hokuriku Shinkansen. I wonder what they're gonna do about it.

According to this article 10 sets are submerged. That's more than half the E7 series fleet.

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I wonder if they will put the old E2 8 part series back in service between Tokyo and Nagano to compensate for the drowned E7 sets. 

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