Tokyo, Sept. 20 (Jiji Press) — Typhoon Nanmadol, the 14th typhoon of the year, strengthened into an extratropical cyclone at 9 a.m. Tuesday (midnight Monday GMT) after making landfall in Japan earlier in the morning near the central city of Japan. from Niigata.
As heavy rains from the large typhoon loosened the ground in parts of the country, the Japan Meteorological Agency warned residents of the wide area from the western part of the country to the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido to pay close attention to any possible landslides. and flooding of low areas, as well as high waves.
The typhoon moved through the southwestern region of Kyushu from Sunday evening to Monday morning and moved around Yamaguchi prefecture in western Japan and along the coast of neighboring Sanin region around Monday evening, before stepping away from land once. It made landfall near Niigata around 4 a.m. Tuesday, then developed into an extratropical cyclone over the Pacific Ocean off the northeastern Tohoku region of Japan.
Typhoon Nanmadol killed two people in Miyazaki prefecture in southwestern Japan, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said on Tuesday morning.
One person in the western prefecture of Hiroshima has gone missing, while a total of 115 people from 20 prefectures ranging from the southwestern Kyushu region to the central Tokai area have been injured so far.
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