Powerful typhoon hits the Japanese island of Kyushu

Powerful typhoon hits the Japanese island of Kyushu

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Typhoon Nanmadol made landfall on Japan’s southernmost main island of Kyushu on Sunday as the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) warned of storms and high waves “like never before.”

The 14th typhoon of the season, classified by the US Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center as a super typhoon, could bring record rainfall, warning of river flooding and landslides, the JMA said.

Southern Kyushu could see 500 mm (20 inches) of rain and wind gusts of up to 250 km per hour (155 mph) on Sunday, while the central Tokai region could see 300 mm (12 inches) of rain, the agency predicted. .

Rail operators have canceled trains in the region with the Seven-Eleven chain of stores. Japan temporary closure of about 950 stores.

storm It is forecast to turn east early next week and pass over Japan’s main island of Honshu before settling out to sea by Wednesday.

(REUTERS)

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