Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
Tropical Storm Kilo is located approximately 483 nm southeast of Misawa air base, Japan, and is tracking north-northwestward at 13 knots.
Post Tropical Cyclone Jimena is located about 230 mi…375 km N of Honolulu Hawaii and about 225 mi…365 km NE of Lihue Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…WSW or 255 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.
Tropical Storm Linda is located about 245 mi…395 km SW of Punta Eugenia Mexico with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…NW or 325 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.
Tropical Storm Henri is located about 230 mi…370 km ESE of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…N or 350 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.
Japan – Tens of thousands of people have been ordered to flee homes across Japan as heavy rain pounded the country, sending radiation-tainted waters into the ocean at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. Several people are reportedly missing across the country as waist-high floods in some areas left rescuers scrambling to pluck residents to safety as a wide area was deluged in the wake of Typhoon Etau. The huge rains also exacerbated a contaminated water problem at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant as it overwhelmed the site’s drainage pumps, sending radiation-tainted water into the ocean.