Typhoon boomerang returns to Okinawa, heading towards Kyushu.
Typhoon Kanun, the sixth of its kind, has been dumping heavy rain and wind on Okinawa.
The typhoon, which was almost stationary in the middle of the sea between China and Okinawa, is slowly moving eastward at a speed of 5 kilometers per hour, about as fast as an adult can walk, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.
As a result, the typhoon is expected to come fairly close to the Okinawa and Kagoshima prefectures tomorrow and the day after.
[Ikeda/Japan Meteorological Agency Weather Counseling Center: “In the Okinawa region and Amami (a southern island in Kagoshima Prefecture), strong winds that could cause running trucks to fall on their sides are expected to blow for six days.”]
In Okinawa, which has been affected by the typhoon for the past four days, there has been a series of damage to facilities.
Signs and sculptures were torn down by strong winds, and parked cars were overturned.
More than 210,000 households, about one-third of Okinawa’s total, lost power, and tens of thousands more are still without power.
In Ginowan City, Okinawa Prefecture, at least 20,000 households are without drinking water and have been receiving rationed water for a second day.
Shops have been closed and hospitals with emergency patients are in a state of emergency.
Two people have been killed and more than 60 injured so far as a result of the typhoon.
As Typhoon Kanun is forecast to approach Okinawa again, still at high strength, there are fears of further damage to the areas swept by the strong winds.
The typhoon is expected to change course to the north sometime next week and continue to affect southern Japan, including Kyushu, 카지노사이트넷 which has Japanese disaster officials on edge.