One useless and dozens injured as Hurricane Nanmadol hits Japan

One useless and dozens injured as Hurricane Nanmadol hits Japan

Japan’s alert ranges for Hurricane Nanmadol had been downgraded on Monday. Extreme climate brought on a minimum of one loss of life and dozens of accidents.

The highly effective hurricane has weakened since making landfall on Sunday night close to the town of Kagoshima, south of the massive island of Kyushu, but it surely has uprooted timber, shattered home windows and swelled rivers.

Practically six million folks had been nonetheless below evacuation notices, and authorities known as on folks to remain alert, particularly in areas the place rivers had been nonetheless raging after lengthy hours of rain.

>> Learn additionally: Highly effective Hurricane Nanmadol Heads Southwest Japan

Extra rain than in a month

In Miyazaki Prefecture, some areas obtained extra rainfall in 24 hours than they usually obtain for the entire month of September.

Authorities in Miyazaki prefecture confirmed to AFP the loss of life of a person in his 60s from the town of Miyakonojo, who was discovered with out indicators of life in a submerged automobile on farmland.

And within the Fukuoka area (southwest), authorities stated they had been investigating to find out if one other loss of life was linked to the storm.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, who was as a result of go away for the United Nations Common Meeting in New York on Monday, will delay his journey for a day to verify the extent of the harm, his workplace confirmed.

Pretty restricted harm

Nevertheless, given the depth of the hurricane which hit the southwest coast with gusts reaching 234 km/h, the harm appears comparatively restricted to this point.

“The hurricane has largely disappeared at the moment (Monday) and the rain and wind are additionally calming down now,” stated a disaster administration official in Saito Metropolis, Miyazaki Prefecture.

Tons of of flights have been canceled and rail companies in affected areas have additionally been disrupted on the peak of the climate.

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