The typhoon passed Osaka with little incident. We were on the edge of the big red circle so only had to deal with a bit of heavy rain. Other parts of the country were less fortunate.

In the news a comparison is now being made to a similar typhoon in 1958 when 1200 people died. The death toll is currently at 40 people but is expected to rise a little more. Part of the reason for the reduction in deaths is improved communication.

Before the typhoon had hit properly big problems were developing due to heavy rainfall. The government were able to give people several hours warning to evacuate while there was still daylight. A lot homes got flooded and that’s going to be difficult for people to deal with. At least, in the main, people managed to get out alive.