12:34 10 August 2014
Powerful typhoon heads north after hitting Shikoku region
TOKYO, Aug. 10, Kyodo
A powerful typhoon began heading north after making landfall in Kochi Prefecture in western Japan's Shikoku region and hitting Hyogo Prefecture on Sunday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
Typhoon Halong bringing heavy rain and strong winds across wide areas of Japan including those centered on Tokyo and Nagoya is expected to travel through western Japan toward the Sea of Japan later in the day, the weather agency said.
Rainfall brought by this typhoon has exceeded 1,000 millimeters in Umaji and 900 mm in Niyodogawa, both in Kochi Prefecture. Torrential rain was also recorded in Tokushima and Mie prefectures.
1.6 million people advised to evacuate reported by Swedish news.
That's a lot of rain!