The Daily Manila Shimbun


Typhoon Noru makes landfall in Western Japan

August 7, 2017

TOKYO- Typhoon Noru made landfall in the Kii Peninsula in western Japan on Monday afternoon, causing heavy rain and strong wind in the region.

The season's fifth typhoon reached land over the northern part of Wakayama Prefecture on the peninsula at around 3:30 p.m. (6:30 a.m. GMT).

The typhoon brought heavy rains to the Shikoku and Kinki regions in western Japan and to the Tokai central region.

It is likely to travel through Kinki and reach the Hokuriku or Tokai region in central Japan, on Tuesday, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. Heavy rain is forecast for the Kanto-Koshin eastern region, including Tokyo, and the Hokuriku region.

Landslide warnings were issued for parts of Shizuoka Prefecture in Tokai, Mie, Nara and Wakayama prefectures in Kinki and Tokushima and Kagawa prefectures in Shikoku. Evacuation advisories were issued for part of Tanabe, Wakayama, and part of Sakaide, Kagawa.

The typhoon left two people dead and nine others injured in Kagoshima Prefecture in the southern part of the Kyushu southwestern region, according to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency. In neighboring Miyazaki Prefecture, six people were injured, while one each suffered injuries in Fukuoka, Oita and Mie prefectures.

Japan Airlines and ANA Holdings Inc.'s All Nippon Airways canceled a number of flights due to the typhoon. Many train services were suspended or delayed.

At 3 p.m., the typhoon was traveling northeast at a point about 30 kilometers southwest of the city of Wakayama at a speed of 20 kilometers per hour. The atmospheric pressure at the center of the typhoon stood at 975 hectopascals, with a maximum sustained wind speed of 30 meters per second and a maximum instantaneous wind speed of 40 meters per second. Jiji Press