Tokyo: Heavy rain and heavy rain in Japan and some of its eastern islands on Friday caused some domestic flights and train services to be suspended due to a powerful storm. Heavy rain and wind are blowing in the Tokyo area in the afternoon, but no casualties have been reported.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said that severe storm ‘Mindule’ was on the island of Izu, off the south coast of Tokyo, and was moving to the northeast at 35 kilometers per hour and gusting to 162 kilometers per hour. running from. Some local train services in Chiba and other prefectures east of Tokyo were temporarily suspended on Friday.
Several flights and boats connecting Tokyo’s Haneda Airport and the outlying islands have been canceled. Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato told reporters that no casualties or injuries were reported so far. He urged Izu islanders to stay indoors and avoid going near glass windows until the storm hits.
As of Saturday morning, 200 mm (8 inches) of rain is forecast for Izu Island and up to 150 mm (6 inches) in the Tokyo region. The Meteorological Department has warned the residents of the affected areas against possible floods and landslides.