Typhoon Lionrock hit Japanese Archipelago 

410 thousand evacuated and 11 dead in the wake of the Typhoon Lionrock.

31 / August / 2016

Lionrock is the third typhoon that hit the Japanese archipelago in just over a week.

The Typhoon Lionrock went through the northwest of the island of honshu, leaving in its wake torrential rain, rivers overflowing and severe flooding.


Despite the fact that the authorities were alerted to the population of the risk of extreme weather conditions and taken precautionary measures, the typhoon has left behind the scenes of devastation.

The worst part is the led the iwate prefecture, where the towns of iwaizumi and kuji were inundated almost in its entirety to the boil over several rivers as a result of the torrential rainfall that reached in 24 hours 203 millimeters, your average for The entire month of August.


In Iwazumi, nine old men died after being trapped by the water and the mud in the residence where she resided, whose first floor was flooded out of the flow of a river in the vicinity.

The victims were found in the building, after that on the eve 70 other residents and the staff of the adjacent building from the same center were rescued in time by helicopters of the Japanese forces of self defence (Army), as reported by the local government .

Two more people died accidents involving torrential rains in iwate and other two are missing, while a dozen injured in this prefecture and in neighbouring of aomori, miyagi and Akita, noted the state broadcaster nhk.


On The Island of Hokkaido three people are missing after being swept away by floods of rivers, including a 28-Year-old girl whose car fell into the river flow.

The Firemen and Japanese troops continue to attempt to rescue the 350 people have been isolated in the town of minamifurano, from the same region, which was also flooded after the dams to collapse of a river.


Given the gravity of the situation, the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, convened a meeting of his cabinet designed to “take measures to minimise the damage and offer assistance and information to the public”, according to the spokesman said the executive, yoshihide Suga.

To 4:00 p.m. (local time) when the typhoon had Japanese territory and moved by the sea of Japan with the direction of the east of China, about 21.000 homes are still without electricity supply in the northeast of the country, according to Asian The Energy Company Tohoku Electric power.


The Typhoon Lionrock stop severe flooding and a dozen dead in Japan

The scenes of devastation resemble those of the tsunami of 2011

The authorities have recommended the evacuation of some 410.000 people

The Typhoon Lionrock has crossed this Wednesday the northwest of the main island of Japan, leaving in its wake torrential rain, rivers overflowing and severe flooding, which has caused the death of at least eleven people and the disappearance of five other.

The Storm Intensity, strong according to the Japanese Meteorological Agency, came on the eve of the east coast of the island of honshu, the largest of the Japanese archipelago – the first time since 1951 that a typhoon does this tour in the Pacific -, And after stoop your strength has left this Wednesday this area for his extreme North West.


Despite the fact that the authorities were alerted to the population of the risk of extreme weather conditions and taken precautionary measures, the typhoon has left behind the scenes of devastation that reminded of the tsunami that this same area in March 2011.

Trapped by the water and the mud

The worst part is the has led the iwate prefecture, where the towns of iwaizumi and kuji were inundated almost in its entirety to the boil over several rivers as a result of the torrential rainfall that reached in 24 hours 203 millimeters, your average For the entire month of August.

In Iwazumi, nine old men died after being trapped by the water and the mud in the residence where she resided, whose first floor was flooded out of the flow of a river in the vicinity.

The victims have been found this Wednesday in the building, after that on the eve 70 other residents and the staff of the adjacent building from the same center were rescued in time by helicopters of the Japanese forces of self defence (Army), according to Informed the local government.

Isolated and disappeared

Two more people were killed in two separate accidents involving torrential rains in iwate and other two are missing, while a dozen injured in this prefecture and in neighbouring of aomori, miyagi and Akita, she pointed out the state broadcaster nhk.

On The Island of Hokkaido, the northernmost of the Japanese Archipelago, three people are missing after being swept away by floods of rivers, including a 28-Year-old girl whose car fell into the river flow.

The Firemen and Japanese troops continue to attempt to rescue the 350 people have been isolated in the town of minamifurano, from the same region, which was also flooded after the dams to collapse of a river.

Given the gravity of the situation, the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has convened a meeting this Wednesday of his cabinet designed to “take measures to minimise the damage and offer assistance and information to the public”, according to said in wheel of Press the spokesperson of the executive, yoshihide suga.

Closure of schools and cancellation of flights

At around 16.00 local time (9.00 hour Spanish Peninsular), when the typhoon had Japanese territory and moved by the sea of Japan with the direction of the east of China, about 21.000 homes are still without electricity supply in the Northeast of the Asian country, according to the energy company tohoku electric power.

On Tuesday, when approaching the typhoon, local authorities have recommended the evacuation of some 410.000 people in the North-East Japanese.

The storm has also caused the closure of all schools in the region and has forced the cancellation of more hundred flights with destiny or origin in the region and in the island of Hokkaido.

The Lionrock is the third typhoon that hit the Japanese archipelago in just over a week, and the tenth typhoon of the 2016 season in the Pacific. Before your arrival to the northeast of the country, lionrock already left heavy rainfall in the kanto region, where is Tokyo, although finally turned their course and didn’t get to touch land in the vicinity of the capital of Japan.

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