(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Powerful typhoon Hinnamnor arrived in the south of the Japanese
prefecture of Okinawa, resulting in orders for residents of three
municipalities to evacuate, Trend reports citing Xinhua .
As of Saturday evening, the typhoon, the 11th of the season, had
caused power outages for more than 3,000 households in Miyakojima
and Ishigaki in Okinawa Prefecture, while one woman was slightly
injured in Naha.
The three Okinawa Prefecture municipalities of Miyakojima,
Ishigaki and Taketomi issued evacuation orders for all residents on
Saturday, with the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) warning of
strong winds and high waves for Japan's southernmost
As of 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, Hinnamnor was heading north at 15
kilometers per hour from about 80 kilometers southeast of Ishigaki
Island. It had a central pressure of 955 hectopascals, with maximum
sustained winds of 40 meters per second near its center and maximum
instantaneous gusts of 60 meters per second.
The JMA warned that the typhoon will also lead to unstable
atmospheric conditions far from its course as it brings warm humid
air to fronts from eastern to western Japan.
Torrential rain is predicted for large parts of Japan through
Monday, with the agency warning of landslides, flooding and rising
The typhoon is expected to move north into the East China Sea
from Sunday through Monday, and approach the Kyushu region in the
country's southwest on Tuesday, according to the JMA.
China on Saturday raised its emergency response for flood and
typhoon control to level III, as Hinnamnor approaches the country's
eastern coastal areas and heads for landfall as a super
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