Powerful Typhoon Bears Down On Flood-Battered Japan
A powerful typhoon has hit areas of Japan's main island still recovering from a typhoon last month.
TOKYO (Reuters) - A powerful typhoon headed towards Japan’s main island on Sunday forcing the cancellation or suspension of airline and train services and causing power outages and evacuations from areas still recovering from a typhoon last month.
Airlines canceled more than 1,100 flights, public broadcaster NHK said. And most of local trains and bullet trains in central and western areas suspended operations on Sunday, operators West Japan Railway and Central Japan Railway said.
Japan Meteorological Agency issued warning of landslides and flooding from possible storm surges.
Typhoon Trami, rated category 2 by Tropical Storm Risk, with category 5 the highest, is currently heading towards Japan’s northeast. It will cross the islands of Kyushu and the main island of Honshu between Sunday and Monday, a path similar to that taken Typhoon Jebi early in September.
Typhoon Jebi, the most powerful storm to hit Japan in 25 years, brought some of the highest tides since a 1961 typhoon and flooded Kansai airport near Osaka, taking it out of service for days.