TOKYO — A strong typhoon, the next in a week, has been barreling toward the Okinawa islands in southern Japan on Saturday, prompting warnings about torrential rain and ferocious wind gusts.
Weather officials have cautioned concerning Typhoon Haishen for the past several days, urging people to brace for what might be a record store and get prepared to take refuge and stock up on meals and water.
The Japan Meteorological Agency stated Haishen, packing sustained winds up to 180 km (112 miles) each hour early Saturday, was on track to strike Okinawa by Sunday, and after the key southern island of Kyushu.
However, the pouring rain, high tides, and winds will strike until the typhoon, ” the bureau stated.
The projected route has Haishen hitting on the Korean Peninsula on Tuesday.
Meteorological bureau official Yoshihisa Nakamoto stated that he was worried about people staying home, rather than fleeing, due to anxieties about the coronavirus.
“You shouldn’t prevent getting out due to these fears,” he told reporters, stressing that local communities may have social distancing measures set up at evacuation locales.
A cargo boat carrying 43 team members and 5,800 cows from New Zealand capsized off the coast of Japan. Two individuals, both Filipino, were rescued Friday and a single body has been recovered. Rescuers also saw dozens of cow carcasses floating in the region.
The research was temporarily stopped due to Typhoon Haishen, as stated by the Philippine authorities. Both rescued Filipinos have spoken to their own families, the Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.