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Strongest storm in decades moving over Japan

Typhoons, as powerful storms in the Pacific and East Asia are called, are common this time of year in Japan. But Nanmadol, the name of the typhoon that swept through southern Japan on Sunday, is stronger than it has been in decades. The wind was blowing from the Pacific Ocean at a speed of about 30 meters per second. Along with the heavy rain, Nanmadol left behind floods and landslides on its way.

So far, at least two people are said to have died. One of them was a man found dead in his car that overturned and was found in an open field. Another man was found unconscious after being hit by a landslide. At least 17 people are said to have been injured so far by the devastation in southwest Japan, according to the British newspaper, The Guardian. Nikki Asia.

Got it storm Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has postponed a trip to New York where he is scheduled to address the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.

– A spokesman for the Japan Meteorological Institute said at a press conference: – We must be prepared for heavy rain, strong winds, high waves and an increase in storm strength.

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High winds canceled trains, ferries and high-speed flights. About 340,000 families on Japan’s southernmost island of Kyushi suffered from power outages. On its way north, the strength of the storm is expected to decrease. But it is expected to bring large amounts of rain to major cities such as Tokyo and Kyoto.

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More than eight million People in southern and western Japan were advised to evacuate due to the typhoon. In a press conference, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida urged people in the affected areas to move to safe places and stay away from rivers, streams and places at risk of landslides. There are also fears of homes collapsing due to the storm.

2019 when Typhoon Hagibis has moved to Japan More than 80 people died in floods and landslides in the aftermath of the storm.

Scientists warn that extreme weather such as severe storms will become more severe due to global warming.

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