MOSCOW, 19 Sep — PRIME. Nearly 350,000 households in southwest Japan were left without power due to strong Typhoon Nanmadol, according to energy companies.
According to Kyushu Electric Power, power outages are observed in all 7 prefectures of the island, in total 300,000 households were left without electricity. The operator of the island of Shikoku, Shikoku Electric Power Company, said that there was no electricity in 20,000 homes in Kochi Prefecture, 5,400 in Tokushima Prefecture and 1,400 in Kagawa Prefecture, a total of 34,600 households.
According to Chugoku Electric Power Company, the operator of the southern regions of Honshu Island, where the typhoon hit on Monday morning, 8.2 thousand houses were left without electricity in Yamaguchi Prefecture, 2.3 thousand in Okayama Prefecture, and a total of 10.5 thousand households.
Currently, the typhoon, which got its name in honor of the monument of Micronesian culture – the Nan Madol complex, is moving over Yamaguchi Prefecture on the southern tip of the main Japanese island of Honshu on the border with Kyushu. The typhoon is heading northeast. At night, the typhoon passed over the territory of the island of Kyushu. In Miyazaki Prefecture, which began heavy rains on Thursday under the influence of the typhoon, during this time 985 millimeters of rain fell, which is about double the monthly average for September in the area. As it moves over the western coast of Japan, the typhoon is expected to move to the east and by Tuesday morning will pass from west to east over the northern regions of the island of Honshu. Now the pressure in the center of the typhoon is 975 hectopascals, the wind force is 30 meters per second, with gusts up to 45.
Due to the typhoon, 43 people were injured. The typhoon led to the cancellation of 801 flights taking off and landing in the prefectures of Kyushu and Shikoku in southwestern Japan. In addition, 62 flights by both airlines have already been canceled for Tuesday. “Nanmadol” was reflected in the railway communication. All Shinkansen high-speed trains in Kyushu have been canceled for the rest of the day. Starting in the afternoon, as the typhoon moves north, high-speed Shinkansen trains between Shin-Osaka and Nagoya will be stopped, and the number of trains between Nagoya and Tokyo will be reduced. Also from the second half of the day, the movement of ordinary trains will be stopped or significantly reduced in the prefectures of Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Shimane, Tottori. There is information about the cancellation of ferries leaving Tokyo Bay and Chiba Prefecture, neighboring Tokyo.