Neoguri (meaning raccoon in Korean) is a category 5 (as we would call it here in the states) hurricane/typhoon/cyclone
“the worst in 15 years”
It’s expected to brush Okinawa, and have winds with the max speed of 195 mph. And get less destructive as it makes it’s way north through japan, even being expected to hit Hokkaido.
It is supposed to hit Honshu (mainland japan) the Tokyo region on July 10th. And continue till July 11th or so.
Guess what day we are scheduled to arrive at Narita (Tokyo airport)….
We can expect heavy rainstorms. Landslides. Flooding. High winds.
So who knows if and when we will get to japan.
As if my parents and family and friends weren’t worried enough….let’s add a category 5 super typhoon on top of that.
I’m not TOO worried at this current moment. But I am starting to feel that little “pit in my stomach” maybe some “butterflies” or idk. But it’s definitely feeling real
Living in California where I do, the worst we have are tsunami, and earthquakes. We haven’t had any tsunami. Just the warnings. But still can be scary.
I’m not used to hurricanes or typhoons. Whichever you prefer to call them. But I’ve never experienced one. So that is a little freaky
I’m getting constant emails, texts, and fb messages about the typhoon, from people in the USA and japan.
What really sucks, is there isn’t anything anybody can do. So like all my friends in japan…..we have to just wait and watch the news. Won’t find out if we leave as scheduled until we make the 3-4 hr journey to LAX.
All we can do is just sit and wait.
Let’s hope neoguri doesn’t cause too much harm.