More than 200,000 people have been ordered to evacuate in Japan amid fears of the strongest typhoon in decades.
Heavy rains have already started in the south-west coast of the country due to the impact of the typhoon. The strong wind has started in the book. News from the BBC.
The second typhoon has intensified in the last one week and strong winds, heavy rains, high waves and tidal surges are expected on Sunday.
The typhoon will pass through Kyushu in western Japan before reaching South Korea on Monday, the country’s Meteorological Agency said.
Another devastating typhoon, Mysak, was followed by Typhoon Heishen. Typhoon Heishen was expected to make landfall in Okinawa on Sunday morning and later near the Amami region, a Japan Meteorological Agency official said.
All factories, schools and businesses in western Japan have been closed due to the storm. Many flights have been canceled and train services have been suspended.
In this catastrophic situation, the Japanese cabinet is also sitting in an emergency meeting on Sunday. The country’s meteorological office has warned people to be on high alert for the effects of the storm’s record rains and high waves.