TOKYO, 29 Oct — RIA Novosti, Yekaterina Plyasunova. Struck Japan Typhoon “Saola”, which received serial number 22, led to the cancellation of at least 53 domestic flights and mass power outages, at least two people were injured.
According to the Main meteorological Agency of Japan, the Central pressure of the cyclone is 975 millibars. The wind speed in the center of the Typhoon-30 meters per second, and when gusts reach 45 meters per second. Currently, “Saola” moving in the East-North-East at a speed of about 30 kilometers per hour. It is expected that the cyclone will approach the capital region by Sunday night.
As a result of gusty wind caused by the passage of the cyclone, nearly 18 thousand houses in the southern regions of the country were left without electricity, according to the operators, Kansai Electric Power Company and Kyushu Electric Power Company. Most large-scale disruption of supply of electricity were observed in the prefectures of Kagoshima and Miyazaki on the island of Kyushu.
Bad weather also caused the cancellation of at least 53 domestic flights linking the Islands of Kyushu and Okinawa with other regions of the country.
Experts warn of increase of wave height up to 8 meters and is urging residents living in areas of possible passage of Typhoon, to refrain from going to sea. Meteorologists also indicate increased risk of landslides in heavy rains.