Typhoon Haishen closes in as Japan braces for record wind, rain

Typhoon Haishen closes in as Japan braces for record wind, rain
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Typhoon Haishen drew closer to Japan’s southern mainland on Sunday, prompting authorities to recommend evacuation and warn of potentially record rainfall, unprecedented wind, high tides and large ocean swells, APA reports quoting Reuters.

Authorities urged early evacuation for more than 100,000 households in the southern prefectures of Okinawa, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, and Nagasaki, according to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA). 

The typhoon has cut power to more than 3,000 homes in Okinawa, the southernmost island prefecture, and more than 8,000 homes in Amamioshima, according to national broadcaster NHK. 

Two injuries have been reported, according to the FDMA, but authorities were advising the highest levels of caution for a typhoon.

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