Typhoon Jongdari hit the eastern sides. It should reach the west of the archipelago on Sunday, already hard hit at the beginning of July by catastrophic bad weather.
A powerful typhoon struck Japan’s eastern coast between Nagoya and Osaka on Saturday night, leading authorities to order evacuations to a country already hit hard by catastrophic floods in early July. Typhoon Jongdari, accompanied by winds of up to 180 km/h and hitherto confined offshore, hit Japanese territory in Ise at around 1 a.m. on Sunday (6 p.m. in Paris on Saturday), according to the national television channel NHK.
Television images showed high waves already crashing against rocks on the coast in Shimoda, southwest of Tokyo, and trees shaken by wind and rain. In addition, a man was reported missing in Kanagawa Prefecture (near Tokyo) after several vehicles were blocked on a wave-battered seaside road, according to Kyodo News Agency.
Jongdari is expected to reach Chugoku later Sunday, the western region where unusually heavy rains in early July caused flooding and landslides, killing about 220 people.