NHK: Northeast Japan bracing for 180 km/h typhoon — City north of Fukushima evacuated, “coastal area sank” due to 3/11 quake — Up to 16 inches of rain forecast (VIDEO)

Published: June 19th, 2012 at 9:31 am ET
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Typhoon hits mainland Japan
NHK
June 19, 2012

A strong typhoon has reached mainland Japan, bringing heavy rain to wide areas. Coastal areas of northeastern Japan are bracing for high waves.

The Meteorological Agency says [...] the typhoon is packing winds of up to 180 kilometers per hour.

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The agency says some areas will get as much as 40 centimeters of rain by noon on Wednesday.

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The northeastern city of Ishinomaki issued an evacuation advisory for 13,000 households for fear of high waves. The city’s coastal area sank due to last year’s devastating earthquake, making it more vulnerable to high waves.

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Published: June 19th, 2012 at 9:31 am ET
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