Kanun nears Okinawa, causing casualties and power outages.
High winds are blowing so hard that street trees can’t stand upright.
Cars were flipped upside down in the neighborhood.
Some areas recorded instantaneous maximum wind speeds of over 50 meters per second.
As Typhoon No. 6 “Kanun” slowly moved southwest of Okinawa at a speed of 10 kilometers per hour, the entire region entered the typhoon’s area of influence.
[NHK News: “The typhoon has slowed down in the East China Sea while maintaining very strong forces, and there is a risk that the Okinawa region will be affected by the storm for a long time.”]
There were many casualties and power outages.
More than 30 people were injured by the typhoon, and a man in his 90s was killed when the garage of his home collapsed under high winds.
More than 210,000 households, about one-third of the total, were without power in Okinawa Prefecture and 9,000 in Kagoshima Prefecture.
Flights were canceled at all three Okinawa airports, and people were banned from entering the airports.
More than 50,000 people who had traveled to the main island of Okinawa for their summer vacation were stranded, and ferry service to and from the island was also cut off.
The Japan Meteorological Agency predicted that up to 200 millimeters of rain would fall on Okinawa by tomorrow morning, with gusts of wind reaching up to 65 meters per second.
They also predicted rogue waves of up to 11 meters.
The Japan Meteorological Agency urged residents to take extra precautions, saying that in addition to strong winds and high waves, 카지노사이트킴 landslides and river flooding were also a concern.