Powerful typhoon slams into Japan as flood warnings issued
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Powerful typhoon slams into Japan as flood warnings issued

A powerful typhoon barreled through the Kyushu region on Monday, unleashing torrential rains and lashing winds that downed power lines, scrambled transport and caused thousands to evacuate to safety.

A powerful typhoon barreled through the Kyushu region on Monday, unleashing torrential rains and lashing winds that downed power lines, scrambled transport
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400 millimeters of rain in parts of the region as it heads in a northeast path

After making landfall in Kagoshima Prefecture, Typhoon Nanmadol was near the city of Fukuoka on Monday morning packing maximum sustained winds of 126 kilometers per hour. It was expected to dump as much as 400 millimeters of rain in parts of the region as it heads in a northeast path that will take it along the west coast of the main island of Honshu, the Meteorological Agency said.

large parts of Kyushu and prefectures to the northeast were under a flood warning.

The storm is forecast to dump heavy rain on large parts of Honshu on Tuesday, leading to risks of floods and landslides, the agency said. It has issued a flooding advisory for Tokyo and adjacent Kanagawa Prefecture while large parts of Kyushu and prefectures to the northeast were under a flood warning.

More than 200 flights were canceled as of 9 a.m. local time

ANA Holdings and Japan Airlines, the country’s two main carriers, have canceled nearly 800 flights. More than 200 flights were canceled as of 9 a.m. local time at the main international airports serving Tokyo and Osaka, according to tracking service FlightAware.com.

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it will also reduce the number of bullet trains operating between Osaka and Hiroshima

JR West also stopped running all Sanyo Shinkansen bullet trains between Hiroshima and Hakata stations on Monday. The rail company said it will also reduce the number of bullet trains operating between Osaka and Hiroshima until around 2 p.m. on Monday and will suspend services in sequence thereafter between the two major cities.

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