| 9 December 2022, Friday |

Typhoon lashes central Japan, killing two

A typhoon blasted central Japan on Saturday with heavy rain and strong gusts, killing two people and knocking out power to tens of thousands of people, according to the Kyodo news agency.

Shizuoka, southwest of Tokyo, was particularly severely struck, receiving a record 417 mm (16.42 inches) of rain since the downpour began on Thursday, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

The center of Typhoon Talas had winds of around 65 kph (40 mph), with peak gusts of about 90 kph (56 mph).

According to Kyodo, a guy in his 40s was killed in a landslide, while a 29-year-old man was discovered dead after his automobile crashed into a reservoir.

Power was also disrupted to around 120,000 households, according to supplier Chubu Electric Power Grid Co, which also stated that a landslide had knocked over two power pylons.

“We sincerely apologize for any difficulty caused by this power outage. The outage has been extended owing to landslides and other circumstances, but we are doing all we can to restore service as soon as possible “The firm announced the news on Twitter.

Yokohama, roughly 30 kilometers south of Tokyo, issued an evacuation alert to about 3,000 households about midday on Saturday.

On Monday, typhoon nanmadol, one of the most powerful storms to batter Japan in years, killed at least two people and delivered severe winds and record rains to the country’s west.

  • Reuters