Typhoon Talas caused damage in Japan

Powerful typhoon "Talas", which on Saturday struck the island of Shikoku and the southern part of the island of Honshu, caused major damage to the economy of several regions of Japan, the population is the victim. As reported by the authorities, catastrophe, has claimed the lives of at least 15 people, another 43 residents were missing and more than 100 — were injured.

In all modes of transport have significant disruptions. The most significant damage of the 12th in a row this season typhoon caused the prefectures of Nara, Wakayama, Mie and Hyogo. In one area of the region of Nara rainfall over the past two days, over 1.5 thousand millimeters. According to the forecasts of meteorologists, heavy rains of up to 70 millimeters per hour, continued on Honshu about another day.

Rains caused flooding and destruction of roads cloth, torn railroad bridge, submerged thousands of homes. Emergency headquarters at the Cabinet of Ministers instructed the evacuation of the most dangerous places for more than 500,000 residents. As rescue units involved self-defense forces, the police and fire service.

As noted by the national meteoupravlenie, "Talas", which in the first half of the day across the island of Honshu, and entered the zone of the Sea of Japan, now at 30 km / h is moved 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. Authorities urged people to observe extra caution near water, where the water level has increased dramatically, as well as on the mountain roads where there has been landslides and rockfalls, told Itar-Tass.

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