Ok, so we had a Typhoon here in Nagoya about 2 weeks ago. A typhoon is the equivalent of a hurricane (we know because we looked it up).
Basically, a typhoon makes for a nice cozy weekend inside. Watching movies, reading books, staring at the ceiling, and cooking too much food are all ok activities in this situation. There’s only one small thing you need to be aware of…. floods.
I live in a little city called Kyosu (kee-oh-soo) just north of Nagoya, where I work. Kyosu is a charming and non-hip place where old people live. It also sits between two rivers, so when it rains really hard for a long time, people get a little shifty (not shitty, which is what you might see if you read too fast).
So, here’s the big river, which is about a 5 minute walk from my front door.
Here’s another little comparison:
In the end, we didn’t flood. Even if we did, I live on the 3rd floor and water doesn’t get that high, so I would have just had a nice big swimming pool for a few days. Everybody’s fine, but it’s still pretty amazing what nature can do in a few days!