Typhoon Nanmadol, the 14th typhoon that landed in Japan, is heading north with strong winds and torrential rain.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said that Typhoon Nanmadol is heading north after landing in Kagoshima Prefecture at 9 pm on the 18th, maintaining a central pressure of 940 hPa (hectopascals), a maximum wind speed of 45 m/s near the center, and a maximum instantaneous wind speed of 60 m/s. said.

The typhoon is expected to move northwest along the western coast of the Japanese archipelago facing the Sea of ​​Japan such as Yamaguchi, Shimane, and Tottori prefectures after moving north along the western part of Kyushu.

As Nan Madol approached, strong winds and torrential rain continued in the area affected.

In Yakushima, Kagoshima Prefecture, a maximum instantaneous wind speed of 50.9 m/s was observed around 11:51 am today.

It is a wind that has the power to cause trucks to fall, trees to fall, and building exterior materials to fly over a wide area.

At the Mikado Observatory in Misato-cho, Miyazaki Prefecture, 661.5 mm of precipitation was recorded in the 24-hour period until 10 PM today.

Considering that the average precipitation in September at this point from 1991 to 2020 was 534.2 mm, it means that the amount of rain that fell on that day was more than that of a normal month.

Some public transport has also been paralyzed.

NHK reported that the Kyushu Shinkansen has suspended all routes as of 1:30 pm today, and will not operate tomorrow (the 19th).

On the Sanyo Shinkansen from Fukuoka to Osaka, the section between Hakata Station and Hiroshima Station will be suspended tomorrow, and the remaining sections will operate less frequently than usual.

Japan Airlines (JAL) and All Nippon Airways (ANA) both decided to cancel flight 510 as of 11 am today.

Some flights from various places in Shikoku to Fukuoka and Tokyo tomorrow are also expected to be canceled.

Casualties have also been reported.

Yesterday (17th) around 1:00 PM, a small leisure boat with no occupants was found drifting in a port in Toyohashi City, Ehime Prefecture.

The ship's captain (82) was found collapsed on the beach about 2 km away and eventually died.

As of 9:30 pm today, at least 22 people were injured, NHK counted.

Several municipalities in Kyushu, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Hiroshima Prefecture, Kochi Prefecture, Ehime Prefecture, and Tokushima Prefecture have issued a level 5 warning, the highest level warning for heavy rain, or a level 4 one notch lower.

According to NHK, the number of people who were recommended for evacuation reached 8.3 million as of 7 pm today.

Kyushu Electric Power found that 190,000 households had power outages in the jurisdiction as of 6 pm on the same day.