It appears that the biggest risk to mankind today may likely not be the US breaching its debt limit and defaulting on its debt.
Japanese officials are reporting that the strongest Typhoon to hit Tokyo in 10 years is headed directly for Fukushima’s stricken nuclear plant- an absolute worst case scenario for what is turning into the largest natural disaster in human history.
TOKYO — A typhoon described as the “strongest in 10 years” was closing in on Japan late Tuesday, on a path that will take it toward the precarious Fukushima nuclear power plant.
As Japan Today reports, the storm is packing 200 KPH winds:
Typhoon Wipha, packing winds of nearly 200 kilometers per hour near its center and bringing heavy rains, was in the Pacific south of Japan, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
The storm was moving north at 35 kilometers per hour, according to the agency.
It was forecast to reach an area off the Tokyo metropolitan area by early Wednesday, and later in the day would be off the coast of Fukushima, where the crippled nuclear power plant sits.
Tokyo officials are stating it is the largest typhoon in 10 years:
“It is the strongest typhoon in 10 years to pass the Kanto region (Tokyo and its vicinity),” Hiroyuki Uchida, the agency’s chief forecaster, told a news conference.
No worries though, Tepco is making preparations:
As the weather agency issued warnings of torrential rain and strong winds, the operator of the Fukushima plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), said it was bracing for the storm after a series of leaks of radiation-polluted water.
“We are making preparations for proper management of contaminated water… We will patrol places that could have inflows of water (from the storm),” a company spokesman said.
Cables and hoses have been bundled together, while ground and off-shore works have been halted, he said.