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Typhoon Haishen closes in as Japan braces for document wind, rain

Typhoon Haishen drew nearer to Japan`s southern mainland on Sunday, prompting authorities to suggest evacuation and warn of probably document rainfall, unprecedented wind, excessive tides and huge ocean swells.

Authorities urged early evacuation for greater than 100,000 households within the southern prefectures of Okinawa, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, and Nagasaki, in line with the Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA).

The hurricane has reduce energy to greater than 3,000 properties in Okinawa, the southernmost island prefecture, and greater than 8,000 properties in Amamioshima, in line with nationwide broadcaster NHK.

Two accidents have been reported, in line with the FDMA, however authorities had been advising the very best ranges of warning for a hurricane.

“Areas where the typhoon passes are expected to see record high winds and waves,” a meteorological official advised a nationally televised information convention on Sunday.

“I am urging everyone to take the utmost caution, follow local authorities` instructions and protect your own life. Once you enter an area of high wind, you may not be able to move to a safer place.”

The hurricane is forecast to have atmospheric stress of 935 hectopascals at its centre, and sustained winds of as much as 252 km (157 miles) per hour by Monday, the meteorological company stated.

The hurricane`s centre was close to Amamioshima, between Kagoshima and Okinawa, on Sunday, transferring north at 20 kph (12 mph).

Airlines have cancelled greater than 500 flights departing from Okinawa and southern Japan, NHK stated.

Typhoon Haishen follows Typhoon Maysak, which smashed into the Korean peninsula on Thursday, leaving at the very least two lifeless and 1000’s briefly with out energy.

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