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Typhoon Malakas sets off evacuations in Japan

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 Sep 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Tokyo, Sept 20: Typhoon Malakas forced cancellation of hundreds of flights on Tuesday, as well as evacuation warnings along with heavy rains in Japan. At 11.40 a.m., Malakas, categorised as “strong” by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), was off the west coast of Tokushima prefecture where more than 4,660 people were evacuated, EFE news reported.

The evacuation of 20,400 people has been recommended in several regions of Kobe city which faces the danger of landslides.

Malakas, the 16th typhoon of the season in the Pacific, made landfall in Kagoshima prefecture after midnight where in some areas more than 100 mm of rain per hour was recorded. (IANS)

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