Five deaths, 106 injuries and 17 missing as a result of typhoon Haibei ravaging Japan

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 Five deaths, 106 injuries and 17 missing as a result of typhoon Haibei ravaging Japan


Overseas Network, Oct. 13 - Typhoon No. 19 of this year, Haibeisi landed on the Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, on the evening of 12, and then continued to move to the Kanto area. According to Japanese media reports, Heibeth has caused 5 deaths, 17 missing, 106 injured in Japan, many places sounded the warning of the highest levels of heavy rain and floods.

According to the Japan Release Association (NHK), under the influence of typhoon Haibeisi, five people died in Kanagawa, Fukushima, Qunma and Chiba counties, 17 people were missing in seven counties, including Fukushima and Nagano, and 106 people were injured in 27 Dudaofu counties.

Strong typhoon Haibeisi ravaged Japan. (Source: Kyodo)

Reported that the Heibeth landed in Japan on the evening of 12, the lowest central pressure 955 hPa, the maximum wind speed of 40 meters per second. At about 21 p.m. that evening, the storm caused by the typhoon had caused the rise of rivers, flooding of roads and houses, traffic paralysis and the impact on residentslives in many places, which had reached the highest tide level since records were observed. The Japan Meteorological Agency reminded people downstream to take emergency shelter.

Strong typhoon Haibeisi ravaged Japan. (Source: NHK)

At present, many rivers have reached the flood level due to the storm and heavy rainfall brought by typhoon. At about 6:00 a.m. on the 13th, a part of Qianquchuan dike in Suibao, Nagano County, was suspected to burst and the river spread to residential areas. Local homes for the elderly are isolated, and fire departments have begun to use boats to rescue them.

Strong typhoon Haibeis ravaged Japan, flooding vehicles on Shinkansen. (Source: NKH)

JR East Japan said that torrential rains triggered by typhoon Haibei caused flooding in Qianquchuan, and vehicles on Shinkansen were flooded in the vehicle center of the Red Marsh in Nagano City.

According to Kyodo News Agency, Japan Meteorological Agency has issued special rainstorm warnings to Tokyo, Qunma, Saitama, Kanagawa, Yamanashi, Nagano and Shizuoka after Haibei landed in Japan. The warning level corresponds to the highest level of 5 in heavy rain and flood warning levels.

Strong typhoon Haibeisi ravaged Japan. (Source: NHK)

Japan Meteorological Agency held a press conference on the evening of December 12, calling Japan experiencing unprecedented heavy rain and calling on people to take life as the top priority. Japans Ministry of Land and Transport calls on residents to pay attention to such dangers as big waves. In addition to the coastal areas, we need to guard against River flooding.

The Chinese Embassy in Japan issued typhoon related emergency reminders on its official website, calling on Chinese citizens to visit Japan and Chinese citizens to plan trips to pay attention to weather conditions in advance, adjust their journeys ahead of time, stay away from river courses, seaside and mountain areas to avoid natural disasters such as floods or landslides, so as to ensure safe travel.

Source: Author of Overseas Network: Yao Kaihong, responsible editor: Su Honghong_NBJ9980