Typhoon Kompasu heading to northern Japan


Typhoon Kompasu is approaching the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido bringing torrential rains and strong winds to the region. The heavy rain caused flooding in the city of Kitami, leading authorities to issue an evacuation order to about 3000 residents, Hokkaido Newspaper reported on Sunday. No injuries were reported.

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Akabira and Kamikawa, are witnessing an alarming situation. While the former has already recorded 175mm of rain over the past 24 hours, the latter recorded 146.5mm of rain. Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said that typhoon Kompasu is expected to hit northern Hokkaido island on Sunday evening with wind speed of 126 kmh.

Authorities have already issued flood and landslide alert around Hokkaido. Typhoon Mindulle, on the other hand, is expected to make a landfall on Monday morning. The storm is heading towards north towards Honshu island and is expected to strike near Tokyo, the agency said.

Another storm called Lionrock is developing in the Pacific south of the island of Shikoku. According to the Meteorological Agency, the typhoon poses less danger for Japan.

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