Thursday, 10 September 2015

Fukushima at risk from tropical storm

170,000 flee homes after floods hit Japan, Fukushima nuclear plant safety at risk
A resident is rescued by a rescue helicopter at a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo September 10, 2015. © Kyodo

RT,
10 September, 2015


Tens of thousands of people have been ordered to leave homes across Japan after Tropical Typhoon Etau ripped through the country. Military helicopters plucked residents from the roofs of their homes.

Lashing rain pounded the country for a second day, and the Kinugawa River has burst through a flood barrier, sending a tsunami-like wall of water into Joso, about 50 kilometers northeast of Tokyo, AP reported.
NHK live streaming shows devastating flood. SDF heli on rescue operation.#kinugawa#ibaraki#japanpic.twitter.com/5kri3bWfn1
Weather Mizumoto (@hepomodeler) 10 сентября 2015
One woman was missing hours after a landslide hit houses at the foot of a steep incline. A bullet train service has reportedly been partially suspended.
Heavy rain hits #Japan. Flood submerges houses in Ibaraki. pic.twitter.com/y5yY4H2GLY
ソトン (@Thoton) 10 сентября 2015

The torrential downpour is also threatening safety at the Fukushima nuclear plant, closed since a 2011 disaster, as it has overwhelmed drainage pumps at the site’s contaminated water treatment facility, a spokesman for operator Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) said.
Japan Self-Defense Forces doing helo rescues from homes trapped in the Tochigi flood.pic.twitter.com/0hgtBwFGCp
Erik Slavin (@eslavin_stripes) 10 сентября 2015







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