In a horrifying incident, the goverment of Japan announced that Typhoon Haishen has drawn closer to Japan’s southern mainland. Haishen is equivalent to a strong Category 2 storm.
And the government also warn of potentially record rainfall with unprecedented wind and high tides and large ocean swells in that country. Haishen is located about 400km (260 miles) south of Sasebo on the island of Kyushu and moving northwest at 30km/h (20mph).
It prompting authorities to urged an early evacuation for more than 100,000 households.
According to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA), the evacuation should be done in the southern prefectures of Okinawa, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, and Nagasaki.
As cited News24xx.com Japan News, the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe met the relevant cabinet ministers to discuss the emergency response to the typhoon on Sunday.
He told in his office that the maximum caution is needed as record rain, violent winds, high waves and high tides are possible.
For first act, many elderly citizens were gathering at evacuation centres in Kagoshima and other parts of southern Japan and wearing face masks due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The footage on national broadcaster NHK showed that the typhoon has cut power to more than 3,000 homes in Okinawa and more than 8,000 homes in Amamioshima. And the typhoon is forecast to have an atmospheric pressure of 935 hectopascals at its centre, and sustained winds of up to 234 kilometres per hour (145 miles per hour)
According to NHK, two injuries have been reported. And airlines have cancelled more than 500 flights departing from Okinawa and southern Japan.