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Typhoon Meari has canceled about 65 flights in Japan, report says

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TOKYO (Sputnik) – 65 flights have been canceled in Japan due to impending Typhoon Mary, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported on Saturday.

Power outages have reportedly hit 400 households in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, where a typhoon is expected to hit in the next few hours. Ferries in Kanagawa, Chiba, and Ibaraki prefectures are suspended.

Japanese authorities previously ordered the evacuation of more than 72,000 people in Shizuoka Prefecture.

Typhoon Meari, which means echo in Korean, formed south of Japan on Friday. The typhoon is expected to hit the east coast of Japan later Saturday. Shizuoka Prefecture is expected to be the first to be hit. Over 200mm of rain has already fallen in the prefecture in the past 24 hours, with up to 300mm expected by Sunday morning, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

Currently, the typhoon is 60 kilometers (37 miles) southwest of Shizuoka Prefecture, moving northeast at a speed of 20 kilometers per hour, with sustained winds of up to 72 kilometers per hour.

The typhoon is expected to reach the northeast coast of Japan on Sunday morning before moving northeast and out into the Pacific Ocean.



https://sputniknews.com/20220813/some-65-flights-canceled-in-japan-over-typhoon-meari-reports-say-1099539104.html Typhoon Meari has canceled about 65 flights in Japan, report says

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