People evacuated from homes as Typhoon Talim batters southern Japan

Typhoon Talim hit Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands with winds of up to 105mph, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

Typhoon Talim is expected to make landfall in Kyushu around noon and rip through western Japan, with rough weather affecting wide areas of the country.

The southwestern parts of Japan have not only seen hefty amounts of rainfall, but the region has also seen major disruptions in terms of power outages as well as train and flight cancellations as well as disruptions. After the landfall, it was downgraded to a storm.

By Sunday evening, the possibility of Typhoon Talim bringing in rains and heavy winds to the Tokyo region also can not be ruled out due to the northeastward movement of the storm.

Evacuation orders were issued for residents in parts of Oita, including the cities of Saiki and Usuki, covering almost 60,000 people, according to the prefectural government.

Over nine people were reportedly injured and one missing as powerful Typhoon Talim, the 18th of this season, battered southwestern and western Japan on Sunday.

The typhoon was moving northeast at a speed of 50 km per hour, bringing with it heavy downpours and violent winds, as the weather agency warned about rivers breaching their banks and flooding, as well as possible mudslides and high waves.

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