Updated: 7/30/2018 7:02:21 AM
Typhoon "Jongdari" made landfall near Ise in Mie Prefecture around 01:00 JST on Sunday morning, July 29, 2018 (16:00 UTC, July 28), with maximum sustained winds of 90 km/h and gusts to 126 km/h. Jongdari continued traveling across western Japan, cutting off power to some 150 000 homes, leaving at least 24 people injured and causing extreme heat in the Hokuriku region. The storm is expected to make a loop just south of Kyushu through Tuesday night (local time) and head toward Shanghai, China. Downpours will continue over southern parts of Kyushu and Shikoku.
Published Sunday, July 29, 2018
At least 16 people were injured and evacuations ordered Saturday as heavy rain fell on parts of Japan ahead of Typhoon Jongdari.
The storm made landfall around 1 a.m. local time Sunday in Japan's Mie prefecture, southwest of Tokyo, as the equivalent of a Category 1 hurricane.
Numerous flights were canceled or delayed at Narita and Haneda, the two main airports serving Tokyo.
Nearly 37,000 residents of Shobara in Hiroshima prefecture were ordered to evacuate as a precautionary measure, officials said.
Thousands were left without power, according to the Associated Press.
The storm was heading west along Japan's Pacific coast before making landfall. It threatens to bring torrential rainfall to areas already reeling from devastating floods and landslides earlier this month. More than 200 people died from the unusually heavy rains.
Authorities warned that heavy rains could trigger landslides and river flooding in the region.
“We want people especially in the downpour-hit regions to pay close attention to the evacuation advisories,” Minako Sakurai, head of the agency’s weather consultation center, said Saturday, the Tokyo Times reports.
Jongdari's remnants could also bring some rain and gusty winds to South Korea early next week.
Typhoon Jongdari Facts
Affected Area: 250 km.
Alert Level: Orange
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