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Typhoon draws closer to Japan


Typhoon draws closer to Japan

Typhoon Haishen drew nearer to Japan's southern mainland on Sunday, prompting authorities to suggest evacuation and warn of probably record rainfall, extraordinary wind, excessive tides and massive ocean swells.

According to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA), authorities have advised more than 100,000 families in the southern areas of Okinawa, Kagoshima, Kumamoto and Nagasaki to evacuate soon.

The storm has reduce electricity to greater than 3,000 residences in Okinawa, the southernmost island prefecture, and extra than 8,000 houses in Amamioshima, in accordance to country wide broadcaster NHK.

Two accidents have been reported, in accordance to the FDMA, however authorities had been advising the easiest stages of warning for a typhoon.

"Areas the place the storm passes are anticipated to see file excessive winds and waves," a meteorological reputable advised a nationally televised information convention on Sunday.

Typhoon draws closer to Japan

" You wouldn't be able to go to a safe place if you will enter the powerful winds,. I urge anyone to take extreme precautions, follow the instructions of the nearest authorities and save their own lives. They can't even afford it. "

The hurricane is forecast to have atmospheric stress of 935 hectopascals at its centre, and sustained winds of up to 252 km (157 miles) per hour via Monday, the meteorological corporation said.

The typhoon's centre was once close to Amamioshima, between Kagoshima and Okinawa, on Sunday, shifting north at 20 kph (12 mph).

Airlines have cancelled extra than five hundred flights departing from Okinawa and southern Japan, NHK said.

Typhoon Haishen follows Typhoon Maysak, which struck the Korean Peninsula on Thursday, leaving at least two idle and short-lived apart from electricity.

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