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Typhoon Goni Drenches Japan


Power poles damaged due to strong winds caused by Typhoon Goni are seen in Kamimine town, Saga Prefecture, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo August 25, 2015.

A strong typhoon brought strong winds and flooding rains to southern Japan on Tuesday, prompting officials to warn of landslide risks.

Authorities advised more than 100,000 people to leave their homes as Typhoon Goni produced wind gusts of up to 180 kph (110 mph).

The storm left more than 20 people injured in Japan and forced cancellations of flights and train service. Nearly 300,000 households on Kyushu were left without power late Tuesday afternoon.

Typhoon Goni.
Typhoon Goni.

Forecasters expect the typhoon to continue moving north toward the middle of the Sea of Japan by early Wednesday.

China's official Xinhua news agency said that the storm is expected to affect northeastern China later in the week, after making landfall near the Russian and North Korean borders early Thursday.

Before affecting Japan, the storm hit the Philippines where it triggered landslides and killed at least 21 people.

Some material for this report came from Reuters and AFP.