Powerful typhoon makes landfall in Japan

Lester Mason
September 17, 2017

Typhoon Talim hit Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan's four main islands with winds of up to 105mph, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

Some 1,200 households in Oita prefecture and some in Miyazaki prefecture suffered power failure as of 8:00 p.m. local time, according to the Kyushu Electric Power Company.

By Sunday evening, the possibility of Typhoon Talim bringing in rains and heavy winds to the Tokyo region also can not be ruled out due to the northeastward movement of the storm. With an atmospheric pressure of 975 hectopascals, it was packing winds of up to 162 kph, according to the weather agency. In the Oita cities of Saiki and Tsukumi, about 110 millimeters to 120 millimeters of rain fell in an hour, authorities said. Kochi Prefecture in the Shikoku region saw hourly rainfall of over 80 mm. The 18 Typhoon of the Pacific season has resulted in way more chaos in many areas of Japan.

A powerful typhoon ripped into southern Japan on Sunday, dumping torrential rain, grounding hundreds of domestic flights and halting train services.

M - Southwestern parts of Japan were bracing on Saturday for further heavy rain and high winds as Typhoon Talim moved closer to the country's main islands, having forced the evacuation of more than 200,000 people in China earlier this week, Reuters reported.

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