Japan Fears Mudflows through Passage Typhoon. In Japan, the powerful typhoon Prapiroon reached the island of Kyushu on Monday. The Japanese weather service warns against mudslides, heavy rain and powerful gusts of wind, reported by the Press Cube.
It is expected that the seventh typhoon of the season will hit the north of Kyushu on Tuesday, according to the Japanese meteorological agency.
Around 4 o’clock GMT (6 o’clock Belgian time) the eye of the storm was located 230 kilometres west of the island of Amami Oshima Island. The typhoon moves northward at a speed of 20 kilometres per hour and with gusts of wind that reach speeds of 126 to 180 kilometres per hour.
For the south of Kyushu, the weather service predicts 30 centimetres of rainfall by Tuesday afternoon and up to 20 centimetres of precipitation for the north of the island and the southwestern island of Shikoku.
In the course of the night, Okinawa was already pouring rain and heavy gusts of wind over him. Several people were injured, and thousands of families came without power, reported local media.
A year ago, dozens of people were killed in the north of Kyushu during floods and mudslides caused by heavy rain.