TYPHOON LIONROCK is nearing landfall in northern Japan. New information will be posted below as it comes in, along with video updates at our youtube channel.
Also please watch NHKWORLD all day at the top of the hour for more information. You can watch live at this link.
One women is missing in Iwate prefecture is missing after swept away in a flooded river.
Record breaking rainfall reported in Hokkaido and Iwate.
Nukabiru Hokkaido reported 342mm of rainfall in 72hrs
Orito in Iwate reported 223mm of rainfall in just 24hrs.
Typhoon Lionrock makes landfall in Iwate Prefecture. This is the first time on record (VIA JMA) a typhoon strength storm has impacted the Tohoku region.
Max Gust Reports
Total rainfall forecast updated for Japan
Evacuation advisories and warnings issued in Iwate prefecture.
Max winds reported 106kph in Ishinomaki Miyagi Prefecture
Story on farmers in Aomore prefecture harvesting their apple crop. It is a vital part of the economy in the region.
VIDEO UPDATE posted on Lionrock as it tracks north past Tokyo towards Tohoku
Over 100 flights cancelled mostly in northern Japan ahead of Lionrock
Wind gust recorded at Choshi Chiba up to 85kph.
- 42 flights have been cancelled at across Northern Japan ahead of #lionrock. Expect more delays as the storm approaches.http://www3.nhk.or.jp/n…/html/20160829/k10010658051000.html…
Workers at Fukushima Daiichi have made extra preparations to secure the facility ahead of Typhoon Lionrock. More info. on this article from NHKWORLD http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160829_22/
It is rare for a typhoon to make landfall in Tohuku Japan. In fact it’s not happened since records began pic.twitter.com/JNl1bFJkK4
— Robert Speta (@robertspeta) August 29, 2016
Below is a interesting comic made by NHK prepping people to make sure they are prepped ahead typhoons.
— 春ちゃん (@nhk_haruchan) August 29, 2016