Typhoon Noru Cuts Power in 11000 Households in Southwest Japan

Typhoon Noru Cuts Power in 11000 Households in Southwest Japan

On July 29 Noru churned in the western Pacific as a typical tropical storm, with winds of roughly 70 miles per hour.

Typhoon Noru will approach southern Japan this weekend before turning northward and threatening South Korea early next week. "Torrential rains in northern Japan flooded parts of northern Honshu island in late July".

The storm's trajectory was highly uncertain. In fact, at least 36 people had lost their lives and around four had gone missing.

From there, Noru would likely track into northeastern China and neighboring parts of Russian Federation where several days of heavy rain would occur before the storm fully dissipates.

On Thursday, the Jeju weather agency issued a preliminary warning for high waves off Jeju starting in the afternoon, saying the typhoon will likely bring heavy rain and high waves of 3 to 9 meters to the island Sunday and Monday.

The huge typhoon in the Pacific Ocean became the most powerful storm on Earth over the weekend.

As of 2 p.m. Thursday Noru was located approximately 476 kilometers east-southeast of Kagoshima Prefecture in Japan and moving in a northwesterly direction at 12 kilometers per hour, CWB data showed. While there is a possibility of Typhoon Noru heading straight to Kyushu and furthermore along one of Japan's main islands, it is hard to forecast its long term movement.