Powerful typhoon "Talas", which on Saturday struck the island of Shikoku and the southern part of the island of Honshu, caused severe damage to the economy of several regions in Japan. According to preliminary data of the authorities because of the disaster has killed 20 people, more than 50 people are still missing.
In all modes of transport have considerable interruptions, again closed traffic on the highway, "Tomei" between Tokyo and other major cities of Osaka. The most significant damage typhoon caused Wakayama, Nara, Mie and Hyogo. Raging flood waters have destroyed a number of roads, disrupted railway bridge, flooded thousands of homes. Under the pressure of the squally winds damaged roofs of many buildings, including the popular tourist Nidzedze ancient temple in Kyoto, interrupted telephone service, tens of thousands of homes were without electricity.
According to the forecasts of meteorologists, heavy rainfall with extremely high levels of precipitation continue in parts of the Tokai, Hokuriku, Kansai, Kanto and Tohoku on the island of Honshu, at least, until the morning of 5 September. As directed by the emergency staff at the Cabinet of Ministers, the evacuation of the inhabitants of the most dangerous places. As rescue units involved self-defense forces, the police and fire service. But rescuers from the rubble on the roads are not yet able to go to many places of disasters, including the Kii Peninsula on Honshu. Therefore, the number of victims in the whole country, as noted by the local media, may increase. National meteoupravlenie announced for the coming night storm warning in 19 prefectures, including the Capital Region.
"Talas", which in the first half of the day across the island of Honshu, and entered the Sea of Japan, is now slowly moving from the west coast of Honshu in the north-east in the direction of the Primorsky Territory of Russia. Wind gusts in some areas reach the speed of 30 m / sec.