Japan Urges Evacuations As Super Typhoon Nanmadol Approaches
Super typhoon is set to strike Japan’s southwestern Kagoshima prefecture when it makes landfall in the Kyushu region on Monday.
(Bloomberg) -- An approaching super typhoon is set to strike Japan’s southwestern Kagoshima prefecture when it makes landfall in the Kyushu region on Monday, the Japan Meteorological Agency reported.
Agency officials urged residents to evacuate, saying the typhoon could bring bring stronger winds and heavier rain than most people have experienced. Typhoon Nanmadol’s wind speed has been clocked at up to 70 meters per second (156 mph), it reported.
Heavy rain was expected in large areas of Japan through Monday, the agency said. Southern Kyushu is forecast to have as much as 600 mm (2 feet) of rainfall during a 24-hour period to 6 a.m. local time on Monday.
ANA Holdings Inc. and Japan Airlines Co. canceled several flights to and from Okinawa and Kyushu, according to the companies’ websites.
More stories like this are available on bloomberg.com
©2022 Bloomberg L.P.