Typhoon Nanmadol hits the southern Japanese archipelago

A man on a bicycle rides through the heavy rain and wind caused by Typhoon Nanmadol in Miyazaki, Japan. /Photo taken September 18, 2022/Kyodo via REUTERS


TOKYO (Reuters) – Typhoon Nanmadol slammed into Japan’s southernmost island of Kyushu on Sunday, carrying heavy rainfall, strong winds and high waves, the Japan Meteorological Agency predicted was “unheard of” . This 14th typhoon of the season could cause flooding and landslides, while winds of up to 250 km / h are expected. The first damage was noted with in particular the destruction of a bus stop in the prefecture of Miyazaki, in the south of Kyushu, according to images from the public channel NHK. The storm is expected to track east and cross the main island, Honshu, before heading back out to sea by Wednesday. Heavy rains hit the capital, Tokyo, where flooding forced authorities to shut down the Tozai subway line.

(Reportage Sam Nussey, Maki Shiraki et Ritsuko Shimizu; version française Elizabeth Pineau)

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