Typhoon Lan lashes Japan, kills two

Published on : Monday, October 23, 2017

typhoonTyphoon Lan which made landfall earlier during the day along Japan’s southern coast near Minamiizu has now struck Japan killing two and  hurling dangerous winds.


Lan might further cause major flooding and mudslides and is moving to the northeast with a speed of 59 kilometers per hour(37 mph) according to the CNN meteorologist Matt Daniel.



The Category 2 storm was whipping with a sustained winds of 165 kilometers per hour (100mph) leading to the evacuation of 2.2 million homes under the advisory to prepare.



According to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency 20,000 people were ordered to evacuate.


It was reported that in Fukuoka, a city located on the southern island prefecture of Kyushu a man dies due to the falling construction scaffold. In central Japan, woman was found dead in a flooded car in the city, however it was not confirmed weather it was related to the typhoon.



Haley Brink, CNN meteorologist predicted that Tokyo was expected to be hit with damaging winds and heavy rains, the typhoon is however weakening.



In the past 72 hours different parts of Japan recorded rainfall more the 500 millimeter. Shingu, a city in the Wakayama Prefecture southwest of Tokyo recorded 894 millimeters of rain over the last three days, their greatest rainfall total that the city had received 425 millimeters in 2000.



Massive waves were already caused by the storm in South Korea, the coast of Busan in South Korea was hit by tremendous waves, the fishing boats were forbidden from going out to the sea.



The cloud field of Typhoon Lan is larger than Japan

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