Thursday, September 22, 2011

Typhoon Roke

By Jennifer Yan

Typhoon Roke was the 15th typhoon of the season. It was a pretty good size storm and luckily it caused little damage even though we were a direct hit here in the outskirts of Tokyo. Because of the heavy rain, we did have a lot of downed trees.

As the typhoon approaches, the military base will typically evacuate the airplanes so that the planes do not suffer any type of damages. (which means my husband is either flying them out of the country or is on standby so that he can fly them out) Thankfully, for this particular storm, he was able to hunker down and stay at home with us so we were able to spend the day at home listening to the sound of wind and rain.

Typhoon Roke weakened as it made landfall but moved through at a relatively fast pace as it made its way through the rest of Japan.

Unfortunately, I am sure that we will see atleast one or two more typhoons in the next month before the official end of typhoon season.


Mari said...

Glad Matt was able to be home with you. Storms are better when you are all together! (And that includes storms that aren't weather related)

Jennifer Yan said...

So very true, Mari. I am so grateful to have such a sweet and doting husband. I am certain that we will be able to weather any storm, Lord willing. :)