Flights and Trains are Cancelled in Japan due to Typhoon

A powerful typhoon that crossed Japan on Sunday forced the cancellation of flights and trains, It has also affected the capital city Tokyo and Authorities warned the people to prepare for strong winds and rains.

Farms and houses in Miyazaki on the main island of Kyushu were under water as typhoon Trami passed through the southwestern part of the country.

The evacuation of tens of thousands of people was ordered, including 250,000 in the city of Tokushima on the island of Shikoku , reported the national station NHK.

At least 51 people suffered injuries in southern Japan, he added.

Many flights were canceled at some of the major airports throughout Japan, including Narita and Haneda in Tokyo. The storm on Saturday destroyed power lines on the island of Okinawa, in the southwest of the country.

Trami was predicted to hit northern Japan on Monday, AP reported.

The trains were suspending services, and in Tokyo it was announced that the suspension would take effect from 20 (1100 GMT).

In its projected trajectory are regions that were affected earlier this month by Typhoon Jebi, which caused mudslides, floods and the closure of a large airport. The strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years, Jebi caused 11 deaths in and around Osaka.

In July, heavy rains in western Japan caused the death of 221 people by causing landslides and floods.

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