(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Typhoon Nanmadol bore down on Japan's southernmost main island
of Kyushu on Sunday with the Japan Meteorological Agency
(JMA)warning of gales and high waves 'like never experienced
before', Trend reports citing Reuters .
The 14th typhoon of the season, classified as a super typhoon by
the U.S. Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Center, could bring record
rainfall, the JMA said, warning of the risk of rivers overflowing
Southern Kyushu could receive 500 mm (20 inches) of rain and
wind gusts of up to 250 km per hour (155 miles per hour) on Sunday,
while the central Tokai region could see 300 mm (12 inches) of
rain, the agency forecast.
Railway operators have cancelled trains in the region with
convenience store chain Seven-Eleven Japan temporarily shutting
around 950 stores.
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