Title: Strong typhoon makes landfall in central Japan
Date: Sep. 30, 2012 at 8:09a ET
A strong typhoon has made landfall in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, with severe winds and heavy rain. Officials fear that rivers will overflow and have told tens of thousands of households to evacuate.
The agency is warning against severe winds, landslides, storm surges and floods as well as lightning and tornadoes. It also warns that by Monday afternoon up to 400 millimeters of rain is expected along the Pacific coast of central Japan, and 300 millimeters in the Kanto-Koshinetsu region, including Tokyo.
The agency says northeastern Japan will have up to 200 millimeters of rainfall.
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Published: September 30th, 2012 at 8:41 am ET