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Japan: Trains, airlines suspended as Typhoon Nanmadol makes landfall in Kyushu; heads to Tokyo

Japan typhoon: Tens of thousands of people spent the night at gymnasiums and other facilities in a precautionary evacuation of vulnerable homes.

Vani Mehrotra Edited By: Vani Mehrotra @vani_mehrotra New Delhi Published on: September 19, 2022 9:57 IST
Japan typhoon, Typhoon Nanmadol, Japan Typhoon Nanmadol,
Image Source : AP High waves hit the breakwater at a port in Aki, Kochi prefecture, southern Japan, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022

Highlights

  • Residential streets were flooded with muddy water from rivers
  • The typhoon was packing sustained winds of 108 kilometers per hour (67 mph)
  • Warnings were issued about landslides and swelling rivers

Japan typhoon: Nearly 60 people received injuries after a powerful typhoon slammed southwestern Japan with fierce rainfall and winds on Monday. According to the details, Typhoon Nanmadol swerved north toward Tokyo.

Residential streets were flooded with muddy water from rivers, swathes of homes lost power after Typhoon Nanmadol made landfall in the Kyushu region Sunday.

The typhoon was packing sustained winds of 108 kilometers per hour (67 mph) and gusts up to 162 kilometers (100 miles) per hour, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

Tens of thousands of people spent the night at gymnasiums and other facilities in a precautionary evacuation of vulnerable homes.

More than 60 people have been injured, including those who fell down in the rain or were hit by shards of glass, according to Japanese media reports.

Torrential winds smashed signboards. A construction crane snapped and a window at a pachinko parlour was shattered in Kagoshima city, southwestern Japan.

Bullet trains and airlines suspended service. Warnings were issued about landslides and swelling rivers.

Convenience store chains and delivery services were temporarily shuttered in southwestern Japan, while some highways were closed and people had some problems with cell phone connections.

The storm is forecast to continue its northeasterly path over Japan's main island of Honshu, unleashing heavy rainfall over the region that includes the cities of Osaka and Kyoto, before arriving in Tokyo on Tuesday and moving toward northeastern Japan.

(With inputs from AP)

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