Typhoon Man-yi is threatening Japan and has already brought heavy rain to the south. Fox News reports on Sept. 15 that concerns about more damage to the Fukushima nuclear plant are increasing. Floods, mudslides and strong winds have also been predicted, and evacuations have started.
The typhoon has created storms with 100-mile per hour winds. Portions of Japan have lost power, and more than 200,000 people have been asked to evacuate. Typhoon Man-yi has led to warnings about heavy rains, floods and strong winds.
The typhoon threatens the Fukushima nuclear plant, and workers have been trying to secure the area while fears about more contamination grow. Workers concentrated on strapping down items that could be affected by high winds and securing pipes with ropes. The plant is already leaking radioactive water that is slowly making its way to the ocean. Despite TEPCO’s assurances that the contamination is limited, recent studies reveal fish still have high levels of radiation near the area. More damage could completely cripple the plant and create a dangerous situation because contaminated water could spill out of the tanks at a high rate.
Typhoon Man-yi is also affecting flights after officials decided to cancel more than 300 of them due to weather concerns. Reports of missing people and injuries have started to appear, and officials warn the storms will get worse.