Another typhoon formed in the Pacific and it was named Muifa. It brought heavy rainfall on the Japanese island of Ishigaki, located in Okinawa Prefecture. The strong wind accompanying the element tore up the trees by their roots.
Typhoon Muifa passed the Japanese island of Ishigaki in Okinawa Prefecture on Monday. It brought heavy rainfall and strong gusts of wind.
The Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) has reported that winds near the eye of the cyclone can reach speeds of up to 144 kilometers per hour, with gusts up to 216 km / h. For this reason, experts have issued warnings against high tides. The trees were uprooted by a strong wind.
Muifa is the 12th cyclone that formed in the Pacific this year. It is to continue its journey north towards the east coast of China in the coming days.
Muifa “follows” typhoon Hinnamnor, which hit the western part of Kyushu a week earlier. The element caused the flights to be canceled.
Okinawa, a prefecture of more than 150 islands, appealed over the weekend to elderly people in Ishigaki and nearby islands to find adequate shelter from the elements.
“I would like to ask everyone to be vigilant against strong winds and heavy rains and to take action to save life,” Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki said on Sunday.
Reuters, NHK, Japan Times
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