Ok, so I took these pictures at around 5:30 PM on the day that typhoon 18 was supposed to be directly over Ashikaga. I get out of school at 4:30 and I rushed to the river to see how high it had risen from all the rain we’d had all week – I was just curious. The typhoon did create a substantial amount of damage in other parts of the country; 116 people are injured and I believe at least one person died. In Ashikaga, the winds were pretty intense, even with no storm. I almost got blown away while I was taking some of these.