Typhoon Roke

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16 Dead, Missing as Typhoon Clears Japan

But Fukushima nuclear plant sustains little damage

(Newser) - Typhoon Roke cleared out of Japan today, leaving 16 people dead or missing—and the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant intact. The storm, Japan’s second major typhoon in one month, dumped as much as 17 inches of rain, causing landslides and flooding. Winds snapped power lines, leaving more than... More »

Typhoon Rams Japan, Heads for Fukushima

5 killed as powerful storm makes landfall

(Newser) - A powerful typhoon made landfall in Japan today, bringing winds of up to 100 miles per hour and causing floods that have killed at least five people . Typhoon Roke is on course to hit Japan's tsunami-ravaged northeastern coast, and flooding there may cause radioactive water from the Fukushima plant... More »

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