Typhoon Jongdari: Climate-ravaged Japan braces for powerful typhoon

Umbrellas turns inside out as pedestrians struggle across a road in Tokyo Symbol copyright EPA Symbol caption Tokyo is forecast to look as much as 40cm (15in) of rain in 24 hours

Hundreds of flights have been cancelled in Japan because the us of a braces for an impressive typhoon, bringing winds of up to 180km/h (110mph).

Typhoon Jongdari (or “skylark” in Korean), is anticipated to make landfall on the rustic’s main island, Honshu, past due on Saturday or early on Sunday.

The hurricane comes less than a month after floods killed greater than 2 HUNDRED people, and then a heatwave left dozens dead.

Japan’s Meteorological Agency has advised locals to be ready for evacuation.

At 18:05 native time (09:05 GMT) Jongdari used to be located about 200km south of Tokyo and forecast to make landfall with reference to the town of Nagoya.

Symbol copyright Getty Pictures Symbol caption Infantrymen clear roads on 10 July after landslides in Yanohigashi, close to Hiroshima Image caption A Number Of of the prefectures already hit by way of landslides and flooding could now be in the path of the storm as it actions west throughout Japan. The hurricane image marks where tracking data from tropicalstormrisk.com suggest the storm will make landfall

“we’re totally ready 24 hours a day to evacuate citizens,” Tadahiko Mizushima, an legit in Okayama, advised the AFP information agency.

“we are paying special attention to the areas the place restoration of river banks is under method as it can be the primary heavy rain since the disaster.”

“It’s going to deal a double punch,” one Okayama man instructed Japan’s public broadcaster NHK. “we’re critically worried.”

Sandbags are being hastily deployed as limitations in opposition to the feared flooding.

Photographs already display huge waves off the coast south-west of Tokyo, and ferry products and services are suspended. Forecasters say the realm around the capital may just see 40cm (15in) of rain in 24 hours from noon on Saturday.

The floods earlier in July were Japan’s worst weather disaster in a long time, and were rapidly followed by way of an remarkable heatwave which has been declared a natural disaster.

At least EIGHTY folks had been killed by means of the temperature, and more than 22,000 hospitalised with warmth stroke.

The country is now in the grip of hurricane season, which sees tropical storms barrel around the Pacific within the summer time months.

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Media captionAbout million people have been evacuated after rivers burst banks in early July

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