December 9, 2022

On Monday, a strong typhoon swung north toward Tokyo and pounded southwestern Japan with strong winds and rain. Dozens of people were injured.

Typhoon Nanmadol made landfall in the Kyushu region on Sunday, flooding residential streets with murky river water and knocking out power to large portions of the population.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the typhoon had sustained winds of 108 km/h (67 mph) with gusts of up to 162 km/h (100 miles/h). In an emergency evacuation of susceptible residences, tens of thousands of people spent the night at gymnasium and other facilities.

According to Japanese media estimates, over 60 individuals have been injured, including those who were hit by glass fragments or fell to the ground in the downpour.

Service was halted on planes and bullet trains. Landslides and swollen rivers were warned about. In southwestern Japan, delivery services and chain convenience stores briefly shut down, certain highways were restricted.

Before reaching Tokyo on Tuesday and continuing toward northern Japan, the storm is predicted to continue northeastward over Japan’s main island of Honshu, dumping intense rainfall over the area that includes the cities of Osaka and Kyoto.

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