Super Typhoon BOLAVEN
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24 / M / Chesapeake, VA
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Posted 8/24/12
Japan is about to get hit by it's biggest storm in +13 years. It is a monster too. 2,000 miles long(north to south) and 1,000 miles wide(east to west). It will make landfall as a Category 4 storm on Sunday night over Okinawa. PLUS the storm will cause a vacuum effect on a storm that just hit Taiwan(Tembin) which will cause it to make a second landfall over the same spot it just got done flooding. I have to say it is an unusual thing to say the least. Just thought I'd share that. I found it interesting.
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Posted 8/25/12
Very interesting indeed. What are the necessary preparations?

I was always wondering how an island nation like Japan survives and thrives after such events.
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24 / M / Chesapeake, VA
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Posted 8/25/12
Okinawa gets hurricanes every year but big ones like these don't come as often. It's not any more different than in the US or other nations. The government issues a mandatory evacuation. You don't leave then they can force you out. Though evacuating now is impossible. Airports are shut down and there is not a single boat in or around Okinawa that plans to leave during this monster.
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29 / F / Kumamoto, Japan
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Posted 8/27/12
I live in Kyushu, Japan, and everyone that I've spoken to says that even though the typhoon was a very strong typhoon that there was relatively no damage done in Okinawa. Because of the typhoon we had a few really windy days here in Kyushu.

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24 / M / Chesapeake, VA
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Posted 8/28/12
Yeah, I heard from Governor Hirokazu Nakaima. I was surprised since the storm was both powerful and VERY slow moving but very pleased. Most pleased at the fact no deaths were reported.
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24 / Okinawa, Japan
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Posted 8/29/12
It was a pretty awesome typhoon I got a day off work because of it!
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26 / F / UK/Japan
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Posted 9/5/12
day off work? lol lucky
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