Typhoon floods parts of Japan, destroys power, injured about 60 – Times of India


TOKYO: A powerful typhoon hit southwestern Japan on Monday with heavy rainfall and wind, injuring dozens of people as it veered north toward Tokyo.
Residential streets were flooded with muddy water from rivers, and parts of houses fell down afterwards Typhoon Nanmadol landed in the Kyushu region Sunday.
The typhoon had sustained winds of 108 kilometers per hour (67 mph) and gusts of up to 162 kilometers (100 miles) per hour, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.
Tens of thousands of people spent the night in sports halls and other facilities to evacuate vulnerable homes as a precaution.
According to Japanese media, more than 60 people were injured, including those who fell in the rain or were struck by broken glass.
Stormy winds smashed signboards. A construction crane snapped and a window of a pachinko parlor was smashed Kagoshima city, in southwestern Japan.
Bullet trains and airlines have suspended service. There were warnings about landslides and swelling rivers.
Convenience stores and delivery services temporarily closed their doors in southwestern Japan, while some highways were closed and people had problems with cell phone connections.
The storm is expected to continue its northeasterly path over Japan’s main island of Honshu, causing heavy rainfall over the region that includes the cities of Osaka and Kyoto, before arriving in Tokyo on Tuesday and moving into northeastern Japan.

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