Typhoon Krosa enters Sea of Japan, 1 dead and 49 injured
A powerful typhoon ripped through western Japan bringing heavy rain and lashing winds. Typhoon Krosa made landfall near Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture on the afternoon of August 15.
This year's 10th typhoon has already caused the cancellation of 166 flights in the region, broadcaster NHK reported. The agency has warned of rough seas and is calling for people to be on their guard against landslides, flooding in low-lying areas, as well as rising or overflowing rivers.
Japan Meteorological Agency said that Krosa is season’s 10th named storm and has came out in the Pacific around 420 kilometers from the southwestern island of Tanegashima as of tuesday. It is expected to travel slowly through western regions.
A total of 49 people were injured from Wednesday through Thursday in 13 prefectures, while evacuations were ordered in 15 prefectures in western and southwestern Japan, according to a Kyodo News.
The transportation systems of Japan has been affected by the typhoon. Shikoku Railway Co. suspended all services on the western main island. Japan Airlines Co. and All Nippon Airways Co. canceled around 480 domestic and international flights. JR Tokyo Station was also busier than usual as the typhoon created a big rush of travelers returning from holidays. Central Japan Railway Co. has reduced their services between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka due to the typhoon.
In a valley in Kusu, a group of 18 people including children were temporarily stranded following the rise of a river, local officials has reported.
Over the 24-hour period until 6 p.m. on August 16, the typhoon is expected to bring up to 350 millimeters of rain to the Tokai region of central Japan.
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