UPDATE: Tropical Storm Risk (TSR) just downgraded it from a category 5 (maximum) to a category 4. Peak winds at 115 kts or 130 mph. It is projected to still be a category 4 when it hits Tokyo. We just closed our storm doors and gathered our candles.
UPDATE2: TSR is showing a rather different path than the Japan Meteorological Agency. Odd. JMA shows a direct hit, whereas TSR shows it veering a bit north...
16:51 JST: 1331 homes have been evacuated in my prefecture, Chiba. Several hundred homes have been evacuated in Sakura, the next town over.
16:58 JST: Typhoon just turned South and is headed directly for us now. House has started to leak water and it's not even here yet...
17:20 JST: 108,000 locations have lost power in Shizuoka.
17:43 JST: Lost power for a minute but it's back up again. My PHS wireless network card shows no network.
1,387 homes evacuated in Chiba, my prefecture. I'm on higher ground so probably no risk of flooding...
16:32 JST: Feels like it's over. That wasn't bad. I guess it's really the flooding that's causing damage. I guess we were lucky. Sorry to worry anyone.
18:50 JST: Chiba is warned that there may be some fukikaeshi or "blow back" still.
I took a video of the trees dancing in front of our house in "super night mode". (800K QT MOV)