Typhoon Jongdari Cuts Power to Thousands in Japan

Typhoon Jongdari. Credit: NASA

(From BBC News)

A powerful storm has hit central and western Japan, injuring at least 21 people and cutting power to tens of thousands of homes.

Typhoon Jongdari (or “skylark” in Korean) brought torrential rain and winds of up to 180km/h (110mph).

It made landfall on the country’s main island, Honshu, at 01:00 (16:00 GMT Saturday) on Sunday.

Weather officials have since downgraded it to a tropical storm, but warn that heavy rain could trigger landslides.

The severe tropical storm Jongdari continues to move westward. Weather officials say heavy rainfall could trigger landslides and other disasters.

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