Typhoon Talim made landfall on the island of Kyushu in southwestern Japan on Sunday morning, dumping torrential rain and grounding hundreds of flights.
Talim, the 18th typhoon of the Pacific season, has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but it’s still packing winds of more than 100 kilometres per hour.
In Kagoshima prefecture, authorities ordered the evacuation of 230,000 people and some 1,500 households were left without power, according to broadcaster TBS.
Authorities have warned of flash floods and landslides, as the storm could dump more than 8 centimetres of rain per hour onto some areas.
Typhoon Talim triggers evacuations in Japan amid record rainfall https://t.co/KKWtVEFmE0 pic.twitter.com/jLJPj7Esq6— Bloomberg (@business) September 17, 2017
#Typhoon #Talim impacting southern #Japan #Miyako island with strong winds, high storm surge and heavy rains pic.twitter.com/d1UTxmySvn— Mario Picazo (@picazomario) September 17, 2017
Some residents huddling in emergency shelters were fearful of what may happen. Just two months ago at least 30 people were killed in the region’s worst flooding.