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WorldJapan urges more than 300,000 to evacuate as storm Krosa nears

17:17  14 august  2019
17:17  14 august  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Over 400,000 advised to evacuate as storm bears down on Japan

Over 400,000 advised to evacuate as storm bears down on Japan Over 400,000 advised to evacuate as storm bears down on Japan

Typhoon Man-yi hit central Japan Monday, with almost 300 , 000 households told to evacuate and fears the storm could go on to hit the crippled Public broadcaster NHK said four people were missing due to landslides or floods, while at least 65 people were injured and more than 860 houses flooded.

Much of southern and central Japan is on alert for impacts from the approaching tropical cyclone, which is forecast to strengthen back into a typhoon The large size of Krosa allowed rain bands to affect the northern Ryukyu Islands, Kyushu and Shikoku on Tuesday despite the center of the storm

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan advised more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes on Wednesday and airlines canceled hundreds of scheduled flights as a tropical storm bore down on the archipelago, public broadcaster NHK said.

Japan urges more than 300,000 to evacuate as storm Krosa nears© Reuters/KYODO A man makes his way amid strong wind by typhoon Krosa in Miyazaki

Tropical storm Krosa, packing maximum winds of 108 kph (68 mph), was heading north toward southwestern Japan by 8 p.m. (1100 GMT), and is expected to make landfall on Thursday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

Evacuation advisories were issued for 310,000 residents, and

about 350 flights scheduled for Thursday had been canceled, NHK said.

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+ Japan issued evacuation advisories for almost 300 , 000 people and cancelled hundreds of flights in the face of strong winds and heavy rain as typhoon Jebi roared north and was set to make landfall later on Tuesday.

Typhoon Man-yi has hit central Japan , with almost 300 000 households told to evacuate and fears the storm could go on to hit the crippled Public broadcaster NHK said four people were missing due to landslides or floods, while at least 65 people were injured and more than 860 houses flooded.

"Let me ask the people to prepare well, stay alert and take lifesaving action, such as evacuating early," Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a cabinet meeting.

During the 24 hours until 6 p.m. on Thursday, the weather agency expects up to one meter (39 inches) of rain in Shikoku, the smallest of Japan's four major islands.

More than 200 people died in torrential rains and flooding in parts of western Japan last year.

(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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