Japan: Incoming tropical storm prompts evacuation advisory

Conflicts 19:40 02.06.2023
Authorities advised nearly 1.3 million people across Japan to evacuate after Tropical Storm Mawar lashed Okinawa causing in injuries to eight people.
 
Ednews informs via DW that tropical Storm Mawar unleashed torrential rain in parts of Japan on Friday prompting authorities to issue evacuation advisories for over a million people.
 
The storm brought gusts of up to 90 kph (56 mph) to Okinawa, resulting in eight injuries.
 
The Fire and Disaster Management Agency advised nearly 1.3 million individuals across Japan to evacuate in the face of the approaching storm.
 
More than 300 flights and 52 ferries were canceled, and a few train lines were temporarily shut down.
 
Earlier in the week Super Typhoon Mawar battered Guam but weakened to tropical storm status as it approached Japan's main southern islands

 

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