While my Facebook friends are taking close-ups and comparing the sizes of the hailstones yielded by the nest of storms hitting Queensland and New South Wales at the moment, more than 500,000 people were rendered homeless by the storm and floods in Japan.
Part of the story is here.

Speculation about the ramifications of parts of Western Japan sharing flood waters with land already irradiated by Fukushima is sneaking into conversations.


And the storms aren’t over.