It’s been more than a day since Typhoon Phanfone passed through the Tokyo area, and I’ve been able to see the effects around my home. Thankfully, there was no damage. The wind wasn’t so bad, but the rain was incredibly heavy. South of where I live, there were evacuation orders for those living around the Hikiji and Sakai rivers in Fujisawa. I live about a 10 minute walk from Hikiji River, but my area wasn’t included in the evacuation orders. However, when I went out to go to work, I saw the water level in the rivers around my home. Unbelievable.
I’d like you to check out all of the posts I made during the typhoon. I was live-blogging the entire time. So, have a look.
October 5th (morning) – My original post.
October 5th (early afternoon) – Rain and wind were increasing, but nothing major yet.
October 5th (early evening) – On my way home. It still wasn’t so bad, but I was getting wet.
October 6th (after midnight) – My last post before going to bed.
October 6th (8:42 am) – Holy crap, that’s heavy rain. The typhoon has arrived.
October 6th (after 9am) – Very heavy rain. That’s a downpour.
October 6th (10:37 am) – We’d heard the evacuation order for Fujisawa at this time. 50 mm/h rain!
October 6th (around 11:30 am) – The rain had stopped suddenly and it became sunny quickly. But look at these photos of the rivers. They were incredibly high.
October 7th – A few thoughts about the typhoon.
So, today (or I should say yesterday, as it’s past midnight now), I went down to the Hikiji River to see the aftermath of the typhoon. The water level had risen about 2 metres, which is pretty impressive for a river that is only about 50 cm deep. So, please watch this video.