30 Aug '16, 11am

Strong typhoon #Lionrock slams into Japan’s north-east https://t.co/JbA6Rsid9S

Strong typhoon #Lionrock slams into Japan’s north-east https://t.co/JbA6Rsid9S

TOKYO — A strong typhoon slammed into north-eastern Japan on Tuesday (Aug 30), dumping heavy rain and generating high waves that caused flooding along the Pacific coast. Typhoon Lionrock made landfall near the city of Ofunato, about 500km north-east of Tokyo, shortly before 6pm (5pm, Singapore time), the Japan Meteorological Agency said, after moving up Japan’s Pacific Ocean coastline. Packing wind gusts up to 162kph, the storm was moving north-west at 50kph, it said. It is the first typhoon to directly land in the region from the Pacific Ocean since the country’s present weather observation system was introduced in 1951, the agency said. Typhoons usually approach Japan from the south and south-west before moving northward across the archipelago. While there were no official reports of casualties, local media reported some minor injuries, such as a fall by a 40-year-old wo...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/world/asia/strong-typhoon-lion...

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