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Typhoon nearing Kyushu island

September 3, 2016

Typhoon nearing Japan's Kyushu island


A strong typhoon is heading north over the Pacific and moving towards Japan's southwestern island of Kyushu.

The Japan Meteorological Agency says Typhoon Namtheun will approach Kyushu on Monday. The agency is advising residents to take precautions against landslides and flooding in low-lying areas.

The agency says that as of 0 AM on Sunday Japan Time, Namtheun is focused 80 kilometers south-southwest of the city of Makurazaki in Kagoshima Prefecture. It is packing winds of up to 126 kilometers per hour near its center. It is traveling north at a speed of 10 kilometers per hour.

On Saturday, the typhoon brought localized torrential rain to Kagoshima Prefecture.

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