Thursday, October 08, 2009

Typhoon 18

My local Seven-Eleven collects money for victims in Sumatra, The Philippines and one or two other places, where earthquakes and storms have wrecked havock. Yet tonight we are bracing for Typhoon 18, or Melor as it is called elsewhere, a rare big one that is already pounding Shikoku, Izu and central Japan, and the rain hitting the tin roof of my small house sounds like the kind of sound effects they used in old radio dramas before TV was invented. Very realistic.

Lots of schools and trains are cancelled, Toyota has closed all 12 factories, oil firms have halted shipments, so stay safe Thursday.

I check JMA for updates.

2 comments:

Momo the Wonder Dog said...

Pandabonium brought me into the house and made a bed for me in the laundry room. It was scary outside.

Martin J Frid said...

It was.