Typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan, August 15, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. The typhoon has caused flooding and power outages in several areas, and authorities have issued evacuation warnings for some residents. The typhoon made landfall near Shionomisaki in Wakayama prefecture, about 400 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. It had maximum sustained winds of 160 kilometers per hour (100 miles per hour), equivalent to a Category 2 hurricane.
The typhoon has since weakened slightly, but it is still bringing heavy rain and strong winds to Japan. The Japan Meteorological Agency has warned that the typhoon could cause flooding and landslides in some areas. Evacuation warnings have been issued for residents in several areas, including Wakayama, Osaka, and Kyoto prefectures. More than 237,000 people have been advised to evacuate their homes. The typhoon has also caused power outages in some areas. More than 100,000 households are without power in Wakayama prefecture. Authorities are urging residents to stay safe and follow the instructions of local officials.
Impact of Typhoon Lan
Typhoon Lan has caused widespread damage in Japan. The typhoon has caused flooding and landslides, and has knocked down trees and power lines. More than 237,000 people have been evacuated from their homes, and more than 100,000 households are without power.
The typhoon has also caused disruption to transportation. Flights and train services have been cancelled, and roads have been closed due to flooding and fallen trees.
The full extent of the damage caused by Typhoon Lan is still being assessed, but it is clear that the typhoon has had a significant impact on Japan.
The Japanese government has mobilized emergency crews to help with the recovery efforts. The military has been deployed to help with rescue and relief operations, and the government has also sent food and water to affected areas.
The recovery efforts are expected to take several days, but the Japanese government is confident that they will be able to help the affected residents get back on their feet.
Tips for Staying Safe During a Typhoon
If you are in an area that is affected by a typhoon, there are a few things you can do to stay safe:
- Stay indoors and away from windows.
- If you must go outside, wear protective clothing and take shelter from the wind.
- Do not drive unless it is absolutely necessary.
- Be aware of the dangers of flooding and landslides.
- Follow the instructions of local officials.
Typhoon Lan Route
- August 6, 2023 – Typhoon Lan originated as a Tropical Disturbance (35 km/h).
- August 7, 2023 – Lan became Tropical Depression (45 km/h).
- August 8, 2023 – Lan’s speed increased to 55 km/h (8:30 AM).
- August 8, 2023 – Lan became Tropical Storm (65 km/h) at 11:30 AM.
- August 9, 2023 – Tropical Storm’s (Lan) seed increased to 95 km/h (2:30 AM).
- August 9, 2023 – Became a Severe Tropical Storm (100 km/h) at 5:30 AM.
- August 10, 2023 – Lan became a Typhoon (120 km/h) at 5:30 AM.
- August 11, 2023 – Lan became a Very Strong Typhoon (215 km/h) at 5:30 AM.
- August 12, 2023 – Typhoon Lan’s speed became 120 km/h.
- August 13, 2023 – Typhoon Lan’s speed became 130 km/h (11:30 AM).
- August 14, 2023 – Typhoon Lan’s speed increased to 155 km/h (11:30 AM).