Typhoon Neogurii hits Japan and forces the evacuation of 600,000 people
The Neoguri typhoon hit this Tuesday with strong winds and heavy rains the islands of Okinawa Prefecture, in southern Japan.
The authorities have recommended the evacuation of about 600.00 persons, it have been canceled dozens of flights, closed schools and shops and a man has died, according to reports in the Japanese national television (NHK).
The typhoon intensity was rated “very strong” by the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) and has reached the archipelago of Okinawa, in the south of the country.
The meteorological agency has declared the highest alert on the islands of Okinawa and Miyako due to wind gusts that could exceed 270 mph, waves up to 14 meters in height and intense precipitations that have reached 60 mm per hour, according to the JMA in its web.