Tokyo Braces for Strongest Storm since 2004 as Typhoon Wipha Approaches: AIR Worldwide

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BOSTON, Oct. 15, 2013 – According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Tokyo is bracing itself for its strongest typhoon since October 2004. Wipha, the eighth typhoon of 2013 and the 26th named tropical cyclone of the year, is a huge storm system currently moving northeastward toward Japan. It will likely follow the coast and pass close to Tokyo around the morning rush hour on Wednesday, bringing with it powerful winds and heavy rain. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), as of 14 UTC on October 15, Typhoon Wipha…

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Federal regulators say there is little cause for concern over the country’s nuclear power plants

After last year’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis in Japan, residents of the U.S. began to grow concerned of similar nuclear problems at home. In Japan, the disaster has been linked to some health problems for those in the northern region of the country. While these cases are few and far between, they ignite concerns regarding the overall safety of nuclear power. To help calm the nerves of U.S. citizens, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission conducted a study to examine the dangers that the energy may pose. According to the agency’s…

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Typhoon Ma-On Nears Japan

BOSTON, July 18, 2011 – According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, with winds gusting to 157 kilometers per hour (98 miles per hour), Category 2 Typhoon Ma-On (local name “Ineng”) has passed Minami Daito Island and is moving at about 19 kph (12 mph) toward the north. Currently about 885 kilometers (550 miles) southwest of Tokyo, Ma-On is expected to stay at its current intensity for the next 24 hours and make landfall on Shikoku Island Tuesday morning local time. Ma-On is a large storm with typhoon force winds…

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