Mindulle downgraded to tropical depression; Yokota still faces power issues
(Last updated at 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 23 Japan Time)
6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, Japan time: Mindulle has been downgraded to a tropical depression and is headed rapidly northeast out of Japan and toward its demise. Expect the all-clear to be given at Misawa Air Base at any time. This should be PST’s final update on Mindulle.
6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, Japan time: The rain. The rain. Oh, what rain!
3:02 p.m., Monday, Aug. 22, Japan time: Mindulle landed near Tateyama city in Chiba prefecture arround 12:30 p.m., according to NHK.
Noon Monday, Aug. 22, Japan time: Mindulle remains a severe tropical storm and is venting its wrath on the Tokyo-Kanto Plain area, causing flooding, train and flight cancellations and delays and keeping U.S. bases in lockdown.
6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, Japan time: It’s happening, campers. Tropical Storm Mindulle is barreling its way on shore in the Tokyo-Kanto Plain area, bringing with it high winds and sideways rain. U.S. bases remain in Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness 1.