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08 Sep 2019 | 06:34 PM UTC

Japan: Authorities issue evacuation advisories ahead of Typhoon Faxai September 8 /update 2

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Authorities issue evacuation advisories for over 100,000 people ahead of Typhoon Faxai September 8; heavy rain, wind, storm surge, and transportation disruptions expected September 9

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/8/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/10/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tokyo). COUNTRY/REGION Tokyo

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Event

Typhoon Faxai, which is set to make landfall near Tokyo early (local time) Monday, September 9, has intensified into a "very strong" storm, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). Authorities issued evacuation advisories for more than 100,000 people in parts of the Kanagawa, Shizuoka prefectures and Tokyo metropolitan areas on Sunday, September 8. An additional 2.4 million people in Kanagawa, Shizuoka prefectures and neighboring areas were being advised to prepare for possible evacuations. The East Japan Railway Company has suspended operations in the greater Tokyo area until at least 08:00 on Monday, and other railway operators suspended some services in the Kanto region on Sunday evening. Flight delays and cancellations have also been reported at Narita International Airport (NRT) and Haneda Airport (HND).

As of 02:50 on Monday, Typhoon Faxai is located at 35.1°N 139.6°E (map here) and is moving north-northeast at 25 kph (15 mph). The storm is expected to make landfall near Tokyo, bringing between 17-38 cm (7-15 in) of rainfall in certain areas and storm surge. The Japanese Meteorological Agency has warned of associated landslides and flooding. Further transportation disruptions (including delays and cancelations to flights, train, and ferry services), and power outages are expected in the affected areas in the coming days.

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, confirm flight reservations, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, anticipate power outages and transportation and business disruptions, and remember that running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) is enough to knock over an adult - and never drive through flooded streets; floodwater may also contain wastewater and chemical products.

 

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