Powerful Typhoon Fitow is Expected to Hit Japan, Flights Cancelled

Published on : Saturday, October 5, 2013

images (2)All domestic and international flights have been cancelled because the Powerful Typhoon Fitow, which is expected to hit Japan. China has also issued a warning over the typhoon. The military stepped up its preparations and ordered more than 20,000 troops to be on standby.

State news agency Xinhua reported, that the National Meteorological Centre gave an orange warning. The storm would make landfall in the provinces of Zhejiang and Fujian.The Okinawa Electric Power said that about 200 households lost electricity due to the storm. Strong winds and the heavy rain were hampering efforts to restore power.Taiwanese officials said, at least 25 international flights were cancelled while 20 ferry services were suspended, including the one linking Taichung in central Taiwan with Xiamen city in southeastern China.

Last month Typhoon Usagi left 25 dead, throwing the region’s transport systems into chaos and leaving tens of thousands of airline passengers stranded in Hong Kong.

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