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1 useless as highly effective storm approaches Japan's Okinawa

TOKYO, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) — An aged man has been killed in Japan as highly effective Typhoon Khanun is quickly approaching the southern island prefecture of Okinawa, leaving trails of destruction in its wake, in keeping with the nation’s climate company on Wednesday.

The 90-year-old man died in a hospital on Wednesday after he grew to become trapped underneath his collapsed storage the earlier evening at his residence, positioned within the prefecture, with police suspecting that the collapse was brought on by robust winds accompanying the storm, in keeping with native media experiences.

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) issued a warning of potent winds and storm tides because the storm’s relentless advance continues.

Khanun, the sixth storm of this 12 months, is predicted to keep up its energy however decelerate within the East China Sea, although it’ll doubtless proceed to have an effect on Okinawa with storms and excessive waves on Thursday and past, mentioned the JMA.

As of Wednesday midday, the storm was located southwest of Kume Island, charting a west-northwest trajectory at a velocity of 10 kilometers per hour. With its core displaying an atmospheric stress of 935 hectopascals, the storm boasts winds surging as much as 234 kilometers per hour.

The impending storm is predicted not solely to unleash its fury within the type of gales and surging tides but additionally to deluge the area with torrential rainfall. Okinawa and Amami-Oshima Island, nestled within the southwestern Kagoshima prefecture, are projected to expertise staggering precipitation ranges.

Over the course of 24 hours main as much as midday on Thursday, estimates counsel that Okinawa may witness a deluge of as much as 200 millimeters, whereas Amami-Oshima Island could obtain 120 millimeters of rain.