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Typhoon Man-Yi

Typhoon Man-Yi

I swear this isn’t an East Asian Typhoon blog. But after 10 months of nothing, I bring you…. another typhoon post! It’s that time of year again, and while last year’s Shanshan fizzled out upon arrival, this weekend is looking to be a little hairy. After a long hiatus (since 2001), Mrs. (Mr. ?) Man-Yi is on his way to Japan. Mr. Yi is currently ranked as a category four super typhoon. The typhoon is expected to arrive in Kumamoto at around 12pm tomorrow, with wind gusts as high as 130 kt (240 km/h, 150 mph)! Also, the last two weeks have seen extreme amounts of rain, causing flooding at various places around Kyushu. If this typhoon brings a lot of moisture with it, things could get bad for some people. I think I’ll go stock up on some drinks and food just in case tomorrow turns out to be a wild one.

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