Typhoon Talim Triggers Evacuations in Japan Amid Record Rainfall

Residential streets are covered with water due to Typhoon Talim crossing from Kyusyu to Shikoku in Nobeoka City, Miyazaki Prefecture on Sept. 17.

Photographer: Ichiro Ohara/AP

Typhoon Talim made landfall on Japan’s Kyushu island Sunday, spurring authorities to call for the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents amid record rainfalls measured in some areas.

Bullet trains operators reported stoppages because of electricity outages and heavy rain. About 110 millimeters (4.3 inches) of rain in one hour was recorded in Oita prefecture, with some areas receiving more in one day than is typical for an entire month, according to NHK.

Japan Airlines Co. said on its website that many flights to Japan’s Kyushu, Shikoku, and central regions had been canceled because of the typhoon. While national broadcaster NHK reported flooding in some areas of western Japan, there were no casualties recorded.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said it expects Talim to proceed up the Japanese archipelago through Monday and issued warnings of potential landslides and flooding.

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