Strong tropical storm pounds southern Japan; thousands emptied

A strong tropical storm moving toward southern Japan beat the district areas of strength for with and weighty downpour Sunday.

The Japan Meteorological Organization said Tropical storm Nanmadol was close to the southern island of Yakushima, pressing most extreme breezes of 162 kilometers (101 miles) each hour.

It gradually traveled north to the country's vitally southern island of Kyushu where it could make landfall later Sunday.

The organization anticipated as much as 50 centimeters (20 inches) of precipitation by early afternoon Monday, cautioning of flooding and avalanches.

Kyushu Electric Power Co. expressed in excess of 93,000 homes across Kyushu were without power Sunday due to harm to electrical cables and offices.

Film on NHK TV showed a pachinko pinball parlor with a piece of its glass wall broke by the blast in Kanoya city in Kagoshima.

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