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6 injured as Typhoon Chanthu traverses Japan

6 injured as Typhoon Chanthu traverses Japan

Typhoon Chanthu traveled off the Pacific coast of central and eastern Japan on Saturday after pounding western regions, leaving at least six people injured amid strong winds. The typhoon is forecast to continue heading eastward and weaken to an extratropical cyclone later in the day. But the Japan Meteorological Agency warned that risks of landslides, flooding and high waves will remain, particularly in northern and northeastern parts of the country. Photo taken on Sept. 18, 2021, from a Kyodo News helicopter shows a house missing its roof tiles and other features after they were blown away by wind gusts in Mihama, Wakayama Prefecture. (Kyodo) A woman walks in rain and wind in front of JR Hakata Station in Fukuoka, southwestern Japan, on Sept. 17, 2021. Typhoon Chanthu made landfall on the nation's southwestern main island of Kyushu in the evening. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo The typhoon made landfall in the southwestern main island of Kyushu on Friday and moved east before hitting the Shikoku and Kinki regions. In Mihama, Wakayama Prefecture, a gust blew away roof tiles from around 50 houses and broke windowpanes early Saturday, with a male teenager injured by broken glass, a local government said. Five people were injured in Kyushu due to the stormy weather, according to rescue workers. Train services were widely disrupted while many flights were canceled. Odakyu Electric Railway Co. temporarily suspended its Romancecar express services between Tokyo's Shinjuku Station and the Hakone hot spring resort in neighboring Kanagawa Prefecture. Bullet train services on the Sanyo Shinkansen Line resumed after West Japan Railway Co. suspended operations between Fukuoka and Hiroshima and reduced the number of trains between Hiroshima and Osaka on Friday afternoon. More than 7,000 households were without power at one point in Kyushu, according to Kyushu Electric Power Co. In the 24 hours through Sunday morning, rainfall of up to 250 millimeters is forecast for the Tokai region in central Japan and up to 180mm in areas around Tokyo. Related coverage: Typhoon Chanthu pounds southwestern Japan, at least 5 injured Typhoon Chanthu to make landfall Sept. 17, heavy rain predicted

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