Typhoon Talas Kills at Least 18 people in Japan

Typhoon Talas Kills at Least 18 people in Japan

Typhoon Talas has now moved over Japan and into the Sea of Japan (East Sea), Japan’s Meteorological Agency said today, but heavy rains and strong winds will continue – raising the threat of floods and landslides.

The typhoon has killed at least 18 people and more than 50 are missing after it tore through western Japan. The storm brought heavy rain and winds of up to 108km/h (68mph) after making landfall on Shikoku island on Saturday.

Nearly 500,000 people in parts of western and central Japan were issued with evacuation orders and advisories. Some of the worst hit areas were in Nara and Wakayama prefectures, with some homes being swept away by floodwaters and landslides.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

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