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Hubby and Sons are in Japan during Typhoon.

Followtheriver posted 10/9/2019 23:24 PM

SI family, I need your prayers, mojo and if you have an in with Mother Nature, even better.

MrRiver and our adult sons are in Japan for the World Rugby Cup, having a great time and are due to fly home from Tokyo to the US this weekend. Right at the same time that they are predicting that Hagibis will be coming ashore, unless it makes a sharp turn back out to sea.

They don't seem too worried right now, but I sure as hell am. We don't get typhoons or hurricanes coming off Lake Erie. Severe thunderstorms, blizzards, temperatures and windchill below zero, they are no problem but a typhoon is out of my comfort zone.

The good news is that I will not be worrying alone this weekend, I will be at the g2g in Dallas, with wonderful friends, who will keep me from worrying too much.

Thank y'all so much! I feel better already.

Chrysalis123 posted 10/10/2019 15:03 PM


I live in southwestern Florida. This is what I know about hurricanes from this year. Every single prediction was wrong. Like really wrong and wildly incorrect.

The predictions kept changing every day. The models disagreed with each other all the time too.

Someone posted a funny picture on Facebook. It was a map of Florida after someone threw spaghetti on it....they call the predictions spaghetti plots. That's how crazy inaccurate they were. Might as well throw spaghetti on a map and take your chances.

Here we have special building codes and great shelters that are specially constructed to withstand hurricane force winds.

If your family is in a safe building out of the flood zone, for instance on a higher floor of a hotel, they will more than likely be just fine. They might not get home on schedule if the hurricane has a direct hit to the airport.

This is not Japan's first go around with a hurricane, and I am pretty sure they are very well prepared.

[This message edited by Chrysalis123 at 7:26 PM, October 10th (Thursday)]

Lionne posted 10/10/2019 15:23 PM

Ditto. I'm sure the tv and radio stations overstate the hype to sell airtime.
Of course, it doesn't mean one should entirely ignore warnings. As the previous poster said, Japan has had it's share of bad storms.
It's crazy sometimes. I'm in southern NJ, I'm 65, lived here all my life. The MOST I've ever been snowed in or without power or unable to travel was 3 days. But you'd never know that by the hordes of people buying last minute toilet paper.

marji posted 10/12/2019 14:40 PM

Followtheriver Reading about this most powerful typhoon and hope your husband and sons are safe and sound and able to come home on schedule.

The predictions are not always correct but we know from the great damage done by storms like Hurricane Sandy, more recently by storms to the Bahamas, Puerto Rico that the warnings are all too often are correct; danger is always in the ignoring-not the warnings that can save lives if not property.

squid posted 10/12/2019 15:32 PM

Mojo sent. I live in Florida and understand the unpredictability of hurricanes and typhoons. I hope Hagibis spares your loved ones and does minimal damage.

Followtheriver posted 10/12/2019 17:31 PM

I talked to my hubby this morning and when the typhoon hit, there was also an earthquake. But they are safe. Tokyo's rail system has shut down and their flight has been canceled, so right now they are on a wait and see what happens.

thebighurt posted 10/12/2019 18:03 PM

Bet you are so relieved to have spoken with him. I heard about it today on the news and it's not sounding good, but you know they are safe. As if a severe storm was not bad enough, an earthquake, too? Yikes!! They will have quite a story to tell.

Shockedmom posted 10/12/2019 18:38 PM

Iím so glad they are safe. Hopefully the airports are functional and ready to operate soon.

Chrysalis123 posted 10/12/2019 18:43 PM

I am very happy you heard from them. Now, continue enjoying the g2g in Texas!

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