Storm rips through Japan
NHK -- Aug 07
A storm is ripping through the Japanese archipelago, bringing heavy rains to wide areas. 2 people are dead and 17 others are injured.

The storm is moving northeast after making landfall on Japan's main island of Honshu on Monday afternoon.

More than 17 thousand people in parts of western Japan have been ordered or advised to evacuate.

In central Japan, tens of thousands of people have been told to prepare to evacuate.

Authorities are urging residents to brace for high waves along the coast and mudslides and floods in many areas.

400 flights have been cancelled. Airlines say that number could increase.

An expressway and train services in and around the island of Shikoku have been disrupted.

The storm battered the island of Kyushu with heavy rain and violent winds on Sunday, just one month after the region was hit by torrential rains and landslides.

7日午前10時ごろ、暴風域に入った徳島市から報告です。 (沖原千佳記者報告) 徳島市内では20分ほど前から再び激しい雨が降り出しました。その影響で道路には水がたまり始めています。徳島県上勝町では午前5時ごろまでの1時間に46ミリの激しい雨を観測。

News sources: NHK, ANNnewsCH
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