Tropical Storm 18W (Jelawat), # 27
Published: September 30, 2012
5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, Japan time: Jelawat was downgraded to a tropical storm by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in its 40th warning on the storm, marking Jelawat’s 10-day birthday.
Jelawat still is prowling offshore south of Honshu, but is expected to make landfall near Nagoya later this evening, then begin to shear apart as it interacts with land.
U.S. bases in the Kanto Plain are in Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness 1, a high-wind warning has been issued until 4 p.m. Monday for Yokosuka Naval Base and all Kanto U.S. bases can expect up to 3 or 4 inches of rain and 58-mph sustained winds and 69-mph gusts as Jelawat roars past around 10 p.m.
It might not look like much, but always prudent to err on the side of caution. If your base issues TCCOR 1-C (caution) or TCCOR 1-E (emergency), do the wise thing and stay indoors. Even after a base enters TCCOR 1-R (recovery), and the winds die down, it's not safe to go outside; assessment teams are surveying any damage or debris that might occur on your base. Stay inside until they declare Storm Watch or All Clear. Be smart. Be safe.