Understanding Typhoon Hazards: The Perils of High Winds and Heavy Rainfall

NHK WORLD-JAPAN has highlighted the risks associated with typhoons, emphasizing the dangers of traveling during such extreme weather conditions. The channel advises against attempting to return home in the face of impending typhoon threats, suggesting that it is safer to stay at one’s current location, whether work or school, until the severe weather subsides. With detailed metrics on rainfall and wind speed, the guidance is clear: stay put and avoid exposure to heavy rain and winds during a typhoon.

  • Transportation often halts during typhoons, making it hard for people to return home.
  • It is advised to remain at work or school rather than attempting to travel home when a typhoon is approaching.
  • The dangers of walking in strong rain or wind are highlighted, with specific thresholds provided: rainfall at 30 millimeters per hour and wind speeds of 20 meters per second are deemed unsafe.
  • In the event of rainfall reaching 50 millimeters per hour during a typhoon, the recommendation is to move to safety before conditions worsen.
  • The key message conveyed is to stay put and not venture out in heavy rain or winds during a typhoon.

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