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Tropical Storm Krosa Strikes Japan, Killing 1 Person and Injuring Dozens More
Published: August 15, 2019
Tropical Storm Krosa made landfall in southern Japan on Thursday, killing one person and injuring nearly three dozen more.
The death occurred when an 82-year-old man, who was mooring vessels in Hiroshima, fell into the sea, according to the Associated Press. At least 34 people have been injured from the impacts of Krosa, the AP said.
The BBC reported that about 400,000 people were urged to evacuate ahead of the storm.
Krosa has also contributed to nearly 700 flight cancellations during what is a busy time for holiday travel, the BBC said.
Rainfall from Krosa has soaked southern Japan since Wednesday. Rainfall totals of 8 to 16 inches (200 to 400 millimeters) have been reported in southern parts of Japan in the 48 hours ending late Thursday afternoon local time, according to the Japanese Meteorological Agency.
Flooding and landslides are still possible in southern Japan as Krosa moves northward toward the Sea of Japan into Friday.
Recap: Typhoon Lekima Hits Ryukyu Islands and Eastern China
Lekima first hit Japan's southern Ryukyu Islands as a super typhoon late last week.
Typical of intense tropical cyclones, the eye of Lekima wobbled as it tracked through the Ryukyu Islands, passing near the islands of Tarama and Minna, about 200 miles east-southeast of Taipei, Taiwan.
Winds gusted as high as 104 mph at Miyako Shimojishima Airport, and sustained typhoon-force winds (74-plus mph) were reported in Miyako. Miyakojima measured more than 11 inches of rainfall, while Ishigaki received around 8 inches of rain.
Rainfall totals of more than 18 inches were reported late Wednesday through early Saturday in parts of northern Taiwan.
Lekima made landfall in eastern China – in Chengnan Town, Wenling, in southeastern Zhejiang Province – around 1:45 a.m. local time Saturday morning as a typhoon with sustained winds of around 100 mph, making it equivalent to a Category 2 hurricane.
Flooding and landslides from Lekima have killed more than two dozen people in China. For more details, see the link below.
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Recap: Francisco Strikes Japan as a Typhoon
Francisco made landfall in southern Japan as typhoon Tuesday, Aug. 6, local time, with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph, according to the U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center.
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