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I heard that there was going to be a strong typhoon on the news, but I waited for the day nervously without being fully prepared. Though I felt restless due to the intensifying wind and rain, I was unable to do anything after all, and spent my time receiving detailed reports on the damage. The next morning, the Arakawa River had turned into a huge muddy stream which was quite different from normal times, and it came to my mind that the damage in various places which I had been aware of as information the previous night was really real and it was really terrible. The climate is changing drastically. I have to act. There is no time to sit back and watch.

強い台風が来ると聞かされて、十分な備えもできないままそわそわしながらその日を待ち、次第に強まる風雨にまんじりともせずいたが結局何もできずに被害の詳報を受け取りつつやり過ごした。翌朝見に行った荒川が平時と打って変わった凄まじい濁流になっていて、前夜はただ情報として把握していた各地の被害が現実であって、本当に酷いことになっているという事実が腑に落ちた。気候が大きく変わってきている。行動しなくては。いつまでも手を拱いている場合ではない。

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