Typhoon Noru takes aim at central Japan

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Typhoon Noru takes aim at central Japan

<p>The world’s strongest storm made landfall in Japan on Monday (August 7). A weakening Typhoon Noru drenched many regions with more than one month’s worth of rain.</p> <p>Typhoon Noru prompted evacuation advisories for tens of thousands of residents, as it approached the Japanese heartland. The country’s public broadcaster <span class="caps">NHK</span> reported more than 400 flights cancelled because of the storm.</p> <p>Noru whose name is the Korean word for a type of deer, has been heading northwest for the last few days.</p> <p>There have been fears that it could brush past Tokyo on Tuesday, however by then was expected to have weakened to a tropical depression. </p> <p>Some parts of central Japan were likely to see 500mm of rain in just 24 hours.</p>