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Typhoon Krosa soon to make landfall in W. Japan, evacuation advisories issued

Baku, August 15, AZERTAC

Japan’s weather agency said Typhoon Krosa is expected to make landfall in western Japan on Thursday, bringing with it torrential rains, heavy gusts and storm surges, according to Xinhua news agency.

Evacuation advisories have been issued in Kochi, as well as prefectures in Shikoku and Kyushu, the agency said.

A level-4 advisory alert, the second highest on the scale which peaks at 5, has been issued for more than 270,000 households, or about 570,000 residents.

This alert level means that residents are advised to quickly evacuate to safer ground due to severity of the storm and the likelihood of potentially fatal accompanying weather-related phenomena.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), as of 9:00 a.m. local time, Krosa was situated 60 km west of Cape Ashizuri in Kochi Prefecture.

Krosa, the 10th typhoon of the season, is moving in a northward direction, the agency said, and will likely cut a path through western Japan on Thursday.

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