Flood renders 600 homeless in Japan

Flood renders 600 homeless in Japan

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 11:57 am

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Over 600 people took shelter in schools as Typhoon Noru moved into the Sea of Japan on Tuesday, with torrential rains brought by the storm caused flooding and injuries to some, the authorities said.

“A local river overflowed and submerged a residential area in the western city of Nagahama,’’ city official Takahiro Murai said.

“As at 1 p.m., the storm was over the Sea of Japan, 40 km north of the city of Itoigawa, traveling east-north-east with maximum sustained winds of 72 kph and gusts of 108 kph.

“The slow-moving typhoon made landfall in the northern part of Wakayama prefecture on Monday after battering southern Japanese islands over the weekend.

“It has left at least two people dead and 40 injured since Saturday, ” Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency said.


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