Weather of Arabia - Typhoon Talas hit central Japan on Saturday with heavy rain and strong winds, killing two and leaving tens of thousands of families without electricity, Kyodo News reported, with authorities warning of more landslides and floods.
(A bridge damaged by a typhoon in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Photo: Kyodo/Reuters)
The city of Shizuoka, southwest of Tokyo, was particularly hard hit, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, seeing a record 417 mm (16.42 inches) of rain since the rains began on Thursday.
Winds in the center of Typhoon Talas were blowing at 65 kph (40 mph) with peak gusts of about 90 kph (56 mph), it added.
A man in his forties was killed in a landslide and a 29-year-old man was found dead after his car fell into a tank, local sources said, and about 120,000 households were without power, according to Chubu Electric Power Grid Corporation, adding that a landslide Multiply two poles of electricity.
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The Japan Meteorological Agency downgraded the typhoon to extratropical cyclone on Saturday morning but forecast more heavy rain in Shizuoka and urged caution against landslides and flooding.
The city of Yokohama, located about 30 kilometers south of Tokyo, also issued an evacuation warning around noon on Saturday for about 3,000 residents.
Japan was hit earlier by Typhoon Nanmadol, one of the biggest storms to hit Japan in years, killing at least two people and bringing strong winds and record rains to the west of the country on Monday.
Scientists say climate change is making storms more intense and causing extreme weather such as heat waves, droughts and flash floods to become more frequent and intense.