Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Typhoon Nabi Moves Through Sea of Japan After Battering Kyushu

Typhoon Nabi moved away from land after battering Kyushu and other parts of southwest Japan with rain and wind as high as 162 kilometers per hour. Seven people died, Kyodo News reported, citing authorities.
The center of Nabi was over the Sea of Japan, 230 kilometers (143 miles) north of Tottori city on Honshu at 8 a.m. local time, the Japan Meteorological Agency said in the most recent advisory on its Web site. Nabi's sustained wind speed fell to 108 kph this morning, the advisory said. It's moving northeast at 40 kph and is expected to reach the northern island of Hokkaido tomorrow.
Seven people are confirmed dead, 80 people were injured and as many as 352,000 people were advised to evacuate their homes, Kyodo News reported, citing authorities. Hundreds of flights have been canceled and oil shipments were stopped. At least 13 people are missing after landslides and floods in Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, police said yesterday.
The weather agency maintained warnings for high waves, storms, heavy rain and flooding for most coastal areas of Honshu and Kyushu. Winds of 90 kph extend as far as 170 kilometers from the center of Nabi, which means butterfly in Korean and is the 14th named storm of the season, the Japanese agency said. Six cities in Oita prefecture and three cities in Miyazaki prefecture in Kyushu had the most rain recorded in a single day, the weather agency said yesterday. More rain is forecast.There were reports of damage to 61 buildings in Kyushu and in neighboring Shikoku and the injuries occurred mostly in Kyushu and Okinawa, the Fire Disaster Management Agency said on its Web site.


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