News By/Courtesy: Mansi Mishra | 05 Oct 2018 11:20am IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Japan’s southern island of Okinawa was hit by a powerful typhoon on Saturday. If reports are to believed, nine people have been injured by the wrath of the nature.
  • A footage that was telecasted on Japanese televisions how branches were off from tress by the ferocious winds.
  • Evacuation has also been encouraged to residents of typhoon prone areas of western and eastern Japan.

Japan’s southern island of Okinawa was hit by a powerful typhoon on Saturday. If reports are to believed, nine people have been injured by the wrath of the nature. Typhoon Trami stormed at a speed of 134 miles per hour or 216 kilometres per hour. Weather officials had given the warning that Trami would hit Japan over the weekend. Specifically, it was warned that the typhoon would hit the archipelago early on Sunday and would cause extreme weather conditions across the Japan into Monday.

A footage that was telecasted on Japanese televisions how branches were off from tress by the ferocious winds. Those broken branches ended up blocking a main street in Naha. The splashes from the wave also hit a remote island by thumping on breakwaters. Torrential horizon rain was also noticed in the area. The local police force had taken up the task to remove the fallen trees to clear the way. Statistics reveal that 600 people were made to evacuate Okinawa and move to the shelters. Electricity supply was cut to 200,000 homes for safety purposes. It is also said that around 380 flights were cancelled in western Japan. Thankfully, no death was reported.

However, the number of injured may rise, as per the officials. Trami is feared to bring in violent rainfall. People have been told to be alert and vigilant. Evacuation has also been encouraged to residents of typhoon prone areas of western and eastern Japan. Kagoshima is being told to have the highest probability of being hit by the typhoon by the forecasters. Forecasters already know that another huge typhoon is awaited in Japan, and they’re doing every possible thing to limit the damage. It will be the latest in the series. Earlier, typhoon Jebi had also caused huge loss in early Septemeber in a quarter of a century, claiming 11 lives and demolishing Kansai Airport. Fatal rains had also hit the island country earlier this year. 

 

Section Editor: Shreyashi Tiwari | 05 Oct 2018 11:22am IST


Tags : #Japan #Trami #Typhoon #Okinawa #FerociusWinds

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