Horrifyingly Powerful Mudslide In Japan Tears Down Trees In An Instant

Typhoon Neoguri slammed through Japan yesterday bringing widespread flooding. A closed circuit camera captured this jaw-dropping footage of a debris flow that levelled trees as if they were matchsticks.

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The storm has left several people dead and a ton of damage in its wake. More than 500 houses in several prefectures were flooded due to the typhoon and heavy rain. Some 490,000 households have been urged to seek shelter.

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(Japan Times)

More about this unfolding event here and here.

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imaginaryfriend

that typhoon was so powerful that it has triggered the return of the polar vortex to the eastern US: http://observationdeck.io9.com/polar-vortex-s…