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Japanese Government orders the evacuation of 200,000 people as Japan prepares for a violent Typhoon Haishen

The recent typhoon led to the closure of factories, schools and businesses throughout western Japan. Hundreds of flights and train connections were also cancelled.

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Violent Typhoon Haishen approaching Japan

More than 200,000 people were called upon to evacuate areas of Japan threatened by an impending storm.

Typhoon Haishen looks set to intensify on Sunday, bringing heavy rainfall, storms and winds of over 160 km/h (100mph).

It will pass through Kyushu on Sunday and is expected to land in South Korea on Monday.
It comes days after Typhoon Maysak, one of the strongest storms that has hit the region for years.

Typhoon Haishen

The position of Typhoon Haishen on Saturday night

The recent typhoon led to the closure of factories, schools and businesses throughout western Japan. Hundreds of flights and train connections were also cancelled.

The Japanese government will hold an emergency cabinet meeting on Sunday to deal with the storm.

Residents preparing to evacuate

The country’s weather agency said it is unlikely to issue its strongest typhoon warning, but residents should exercise their “utmost caution” regarding possible record rainfall and high waves along the coast.

Yoshihisa Nakamoto, director of the agency’s forecasting division, told reporters that rising tides could also lead to flooding in low-lying areas, especially around river mouths.

As a result of the storm, hundreds of thousands of people were advised to move to designated shelters in places such as schools and community centers. These include all 36,600 inhabitants of the city of Goto in Nagasaki, where the typhoon could strike directly.

However, local media report that some people have chosen to stay in local hotels for safety to reduce the risk of corona virus spreading in crowded public housing.

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Typhoon Haishen also made Japanese Coast Guard to suspend searching for missing sailors from a cargo ship that sank during Typhoon Maysak.

A ship named, Gulf Livestock 1 had 43 crew members and 6,000 cows on board when it disappeared on Wednesday. Fortunately, crew members were rescued.

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