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Southwestern Japan urged to beware of powerful typhoon

Japan’s climate company on Wednesday advised locals to be watchful as an extremely powerful typhoon might create tornados, landslides as well as flooding in Okinawa as well as the southwestern primary island of Kyushu.

By Wednesday mid-day, Typhoon Maysak is forecasted to be close to north Kyushu, the Japan Meteorological Agency stated, likewise alerting of feasible high waves as well as high trends.

Roadside trees are reduced as well as accumulated in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, on Sept. 1, 2020, after they were dropped by solid winds brought by a powerful typhoon that passed near the southerly Japan islands. (Kyodo) 

Bullet train solutions in between Hiroshima as well as Hakata terminals on the Sanyo Shinkansen Line will certainly be put on hold from the very first separation of the day up until around 8 a.m. Thursday as a safety measure, West Japan Railway Co. stated. The area links the west as well as southwestern components of the nation.

Eight individuals in Okinawa Prefecture have actually until now been a little harmed as the typhoon produced extremely solid gusts of wind. Thunderstorms struck the southerly component of Kyushu also.

As of 11 a.m., the typhoon was taking a trip 270 kilometers southwest of Goto, Nagasaki Prefecture. It had an air pressure of 940 hectopascals at its facility as well as was loading winds of up to 234 kilometres per hr.

Useful sources for international locals as well as site visitors in Japan

  • Japan Meteorological Agency‘s climate, quake, tidal wave, as well as volcano info – Available in English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Thai, Nepali, Khmer, Burmese, as well as Mongolian.
  • Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport as well as Tourism’s XRAIN – Realtime info on across the country rains as well as river degree. Available in English.
  • Japan Tourism Agency’s Safety pointers – Available in English, Korean, as well as Chinese.