Japan tropical storm continues northeasterly path

19 September 2022
2022-09-19 16:39

Typhoon Nanmadol slammed southwestern Japan with heavy rainfall and winds Monday, injuring dozens of people, as it swerved north toward Tokyo. Residential streets were flooded and swathes of homes lost power after the storm made landfall in the Kyushu region Sunday then weakened to a tropical storm.

The storm was packing sustained winds of 108 kilometers per hour and gusts up to 162 kilometers per hour.  It is forecast to continue its northeasterly path over Japan's main island of Honshu, unleashing heavy rainfall over the region that includes the cities of Osaka and Kyoto, before moving over Tokyo on Tuesday and then toward northeastern Japan.

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