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The Typhoon Season Has Arrived

2018/07/06

Occurrences

Typhoon Prapiroon occurred and it was the 7th typhoon this year. On average, there are about 26 typhoons occur every year, and about 4 of them strike Japan. (The average numbers were calculated from the typhoon record of 2011-2017)

 

From July to October, it is the typhoon season in Japan. There are 3 major damages caused by typhoon which are wind damage (including storm, salt damage, fire caused by a foehn-like hot and dry summer wind blowing and tornado, etc.), damage from heavy rain (including land slide and flood) and wave damage like tidal waves. We must be very careful with these damages.

 

 

The numbers of the typhoon which occurred in the world / landed in Japan from 2011 to 2016.

Year

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

Numbers

of typhoons

27

26

27

23

31

25

21

Typhoons landed in Japan

4

6

4

4

2

2

3

 

 

On average, the numbers of the typhoon which occurred in the world from 2011 to 2016 (monthly).

month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

   Average

by month

1

0

0

1

1

2

4

4

5

4

2

1

Source: Japan Meteorological Agency

 

 

This is the video of Asuwa River which I took last year (2017).

You can see that the river level increased within 20 hours in Asuwa River in Fukui City.

 

The 21st typhoon of 2017 occurred, and it had struck Fukui from October 21st to 23rd, 2017.

 

On October 22nd, as I was walking outside (I didn’t want to go outside but I needed to, for the voting and taking care of a few things), I saw every tree in the city was swayed by the strong wind making so much noise, some parts of houses and/or buildings were destroyed and they flew in the air, and the rain was very heavy. It was terrifying to walk in the town that day.

 

Because of the heavy rain from the 21st typhoon, the Asuwa River which flows through Fukui City was risen. The path by the river which usually has people jogging and biking was covered with water. Luckily, the water did not go above the bridge, so Fukui City was not flooded.

 

 

after the typhoon was gone in Fukui City on October 24th, 2017after the typhoon was gone in Fukui City on October 24th, 2017after the typhoon was gone in Fukui City on October 24th, 2017

After the typhoon was gone, as I was walking in Fukui City in the morning on Oct. 24th, I saw so many leaves, tinplates of houses and/or buildings and broken flower pots on the street.

 

 

Please stay safe when a typhoon strikes where you live.

 

 

T.F