Cyclone makes landfall in Japanese island of Kyushu

World | 15 Aug 2018 2:09 pm

People in southwestern Japan are bracing for torrential rains after a tropical storm made landfall on the island of Kyushu. Weather officials are advising people to be on alert for flooding, landslides and strong winds, Japanese broadcaster NHK reports.

Leepi is currently moving northwest.

Rainfall of up to 50 millimeters per hour has been recorded in some areas disrupting rail, air and ferry services.

So far no injuries have been reported, but local officials are calling on residents to prepare to evacuate as a precautionary measure.

The storm is expected to head towards the Korean Peninsula in the evening.

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