Typhoon No. 14 that landed in Fukuoka Prefecture is expected to travel east from Kyushu so as to cross the archipelago.

Areas that are expected to be affected include large cities such as Hiroshima, Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo, and the Japan Meteorological Agency says that the course is not so much in the past.

This is a point to be wary of in urban areas where you are not very accustomed to the approach of typhoons.

When will the impact be?

The effects of typhoons such as heavy rains, storms, and strong winds are


▽ in Kyushu around the morning of the 18th


▽ in Shikoku

until the

late night of the 18th


▽ in the Kinki and Chugoku regions, in the Tohoku region

from the night

of the 17th to the late night of the 18th


▽ in the Kanto Koshin and Tokai on the night of the 17th It


is expected to be

from to 19th

.

(1) Be careful of underpass

If it rains very heavily in a short period of time, the collected rainwater may not be able to enter the sewer and the drainage may not be able to keep up.



Water tends to collect on land lower than the surrounding area and narrow roads, and there is a danger that a steep stream like a river will be created and your feet will be scooped up.



Also, a car is not all right.



If the car is flooded


, the engine will stop at about 30 cm

, and if


it is 50 cm or more, there is a danger that the car will float and be washed away.



The "underpass" that passes under railroad tracks and roads is easily flooded by heavy rain, and there are frequent accidents in which a person who was unaware of the car gets trapped in the car or dies.



Avoid unnecessary and unurgent going out, never approach low places such as underpasses even if you absolutely need to move, park your car in a safe place if you have poor visibility, and wait for the rain and wind to weaken. Please give me.

(2) Water easily flows underground

Be wary of the basement of the building and the underground shopping mall.



If you are underground, you may not be able to see what is happening on the ground, so it is difficult to notice that it is raining heavily or that flooding has begun, which may delay evacuation.



When flooding begins, the water flowing underground gains momentum, making it difficult to reach the ground on the stairs against the flow, and power outages can cause the elevator to become unusable.



Also, for doors such as basements, it is difficult to open the door with water pressure even if the water on the outside is about 30 cm deep.



In 1999, the area around JR Hakata Station in Fukuoka City was flooded, and a large amount of water flowed into the underground shopping mall and subway from the stairs, killing one person in the underground shopping mall. In Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, the basement of a house was flooded. However, one person inside has died.



Avoid the underground and underground malls of buildings as much as possible during heavy rains, pay attention to the latest weather information and information released by local governments if you cannot leave, and immediately rise to the ground if inundation is expected. Is important.

(3) Strong winds can cause "damage to cause damage"

In urban areas where buildings and condominiums are lined up, parts of the roofs of houses, signboards, broken windowpanes, etc. are blown away by strong winds, and it is easy to create a chain of damage such as hitting other buildings and people.



In Typhoon No. 18 in October 2009, the panel on the outer wall of a skyscraper that had been peeled off by a strong wind in Minato-ku, Tokyo, hit another nearby building directly, causing damage to the window glass.



In addition, transportation such as trains and buses is often affected, and many people have difficulty returning home due to past typhoons.



In some areas, the suspension of Shinkansen and conventional lines has already been decided.



One of the important measures is to change or review the schedule so that people with plans do not have to go out.

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