[Tokyo 13th Reuters]-A large typhoon No. 19 hit the eastern Japan early in the afternoon on the 12th to 13th, and four people died in the Kanto region due to gusts and landslides. Although the typhoon passed to the Pacific Ocean off Tohoku, rivers overflowed in various places, and inundation damage continued in Nagano and Tochigi prefectures.
According to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency, 3 people died by 6 am on the 13th, and the whereabouts of 13 people are unknown. According to NHK, one person who had cardiopulmonary arrest also died.
In Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture, a car overturned due to a gust of wind that seems to be a tornado, and a man in his 50s died. According to NHK, in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, the first floor of the apartment was flooded and one man died, and in Tomioka City, Gunma Prefecture, the back mountain collapsed and one person died. One woman in Sagamihara, Kanagawa, who had been in cardiopulmonary arrest due to a landslide, was confirmed dead.
The rivers in each region increased due to the typhoon accompanied by heavy rain. According to the Chikumagawa River Office of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, the embankment broke down on the Chikuma River in Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture for 50 meters, and the residential area was flooded in a wide area. The Self-Defense Forces, which received a disaster dispatch request, are working to rescue residents who have become unable to move from their homes. In Tochigi Prefecture, multiple rivers flooded the Tama River that flows between Tokyo and Kanagawa.
According to NHK, the amount of rainfall in Tohoku and Kanto Koshinetsu amounted to 30% to 40% of annual precipitation. The Japan Meteorological Agency announced a special heavy rain warning in Gunma Prefecture, Saitama Prefecture, Tokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yamanashi Prefecture, Nagano Prefecture, and Shizuoka Prefecture, assuming heavy rain once every several decades at 3.30pm on the 12th. Later, the warning was expanded to Ibaraki, Tochigi, Niigata, Fukushima, and Miyagi prefectures. This corresponds to the highest level of five alert levels.
The Japan Meteorological Agency landed in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1958 and called for caution as there was a risk of heavy rain comparable to the Kano River Typhoon, which caused frequent landslides and river flooding in the Izu Peninsula and Kanto region.
As of 7:00 am on the 13th, the typhoon is moving northeast on the Pacific Ocean about 190 km east of Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture. The central pressure is 975 hectopascals. Tohoku is in a storm zone, and the Japan Meteorological Agency has issued a special heavy rain warning to Iwate Prefecture.