Railroad traffic is also disrupted on the island. At least 5,000 residential buildings in the Miyazaki Prefecture experienced power outage due to torn power lines. Southwestern Japan may see between 300-350 mm of precipitation during the day, local authorities warn of landslides in Kyushu’s mountainous regions.
According to weather forecasts, the tropical storm will reach Kyushu by this evening. On Saturday, it passed by Japan’s southernmost prefecture of Okinawa where 20 people were injured due to the typhoon.
Tapah is the 17th typhoon to form over the Pacific Ocean this year. In early September, Japan was hit by devastating Typhoon Faxai, which killed three people and injured more than 60.