Kyushu braces as Typhoon No. 16 barrels toward landfall

Extremely powerful Typhoon No. 16, packing heavy rain and strong winds, is expected to make landfall in the Kyushu island and other parts of western Japan from the night of Sept. 19 to Sept. 20.

After making landfall, the typhoon is predicted to barrel on a path through the eastern parts of the country, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

Rainfall is expected to total 300 millimeters in some areas in the southern Kyushu region and 250 mm in the northern Kyushu region over the 24 hours until the morning of Sept. 20 and 200 to 300 mm in the Shikoku and Kinki regions in the 24 hours until the morning of Sept. 21.

The agency is calling on people to take precautions against strong winds, high waves and heavy rain.

Source: Asahi Shimbun

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