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Typhoon Neoguri – The Aftermath

Typhoon Neoguri - Traffic Lights Out

Typhoon Neoguri – Traffic Lights Out

Drove around today to get a few shots of the aftermath of Typhoon Neoguri. I didn’t get down to the flooded sections of the 58 as traffic was backed up for many kilometers, but did see how well the Yomitan Peninsular had fared.

Typhoon Neoguri - Landsides damage roads

Typhoon Neoguri – Landsides damage roads

Driving along I saw an old lady walking slowly along the sidewalk. It wasn’t too windy, but it was raining a little. I stopped to see if she was okay and she told me she was just heading over to the village hall. She told me her name was Tokumura, she was 93-years-old, and that this wasn’t the biggest typhoon she’s ever seen. (I’m pretty sure she laughed at the suggestion.) I asked if she needed a ride, and she said not at all, the hall was just around the corner. As we talked a couple of young Okinawan guys also checked to see if she was okay. I left them chatting, and headed back out on the road.

Typhoon Neoguri - 93-year-old Tokumura-san has seen it all before!

Typhoon Neoguri – 93-year-old Tokumura-san has seen it all before!

Typhoon Neoguri - 93-year-old Tokumura-san has seen it all before!

Typhoon Neoguri – 93-year-old Tokumura-san has seen it all before!

Large waves were still hitting Cape Zanpa, but the strong winds had gone.

Typhoon Neoguri - Cape Zanpa

Typhoon Neoguri – Cape Zanpa

Typhoon Neoguri - Damage Crops

Typhoon Neoguri – Damaged Crops

Most of the farms in the area seemed to have weathered the storm without much damage, but a few had damaged crops.

Typhoon Neoguri - Flattened Banana Trees

Typhoon Neoguri – Flattened Banana Trees

Typhoon Neoguri -  Downed Signs

Typhoon Neoguri – Downed Signs

Back on the main roads, several signs had been blown down and the cow outside Okinawa Ham has been tipped by the wind.

Typhoon Neoguri - Cow Tipping

Typhoon Neoguri – Cow Tipping

I headed back north to Ishikawa, glad that I wasn’t in the massive line of traffic trying to go south. Hope everyone made it through safe, and that you took it in your stride just like Tokumura-san.

Typhoon Neoguri - Traffic jams for those heading South.

Typhoon Neoguri – Traffic jams for those heading South.

4 Comments

  1. Michael says

    I saw a photo on facebook of the Blue Seal ice cream sign which had completely fallen down. I think it was the one in Makiminato. The flooding on the 58 in Kadena was a total river, it was really bad from the photos I have seen. Other than the emergency exit walls that broke down in the wind, where I am wasn’t too bad.

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