Japan braces for approaching Super Typhoon Haishen

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A super typhoon is expected to hit Japan on Sunday and will likely result in record rainfall and high winds. On Saturday, the center of Typhoon Haishen was near Minamidaito, east of the main island of Okinawa, and is set to approach Okinawa on Sunday and hit the southern main island of Kyushu afterwards, according to Reuters.The Japan Meteorological Agency has urged residents of Okinawa and Kyushu to exercise extreme caution. Haishen turned into a super typhoon on Saturday, with maximum sustained winds exceeding 155 miles per hour and gusts exceeding 190 mph.

“Residents of affected areas should not hesitate to evacuate their homes, even if they fear being infected with the coronavirus,” a meteorological official said on Saturday at a press conference broadcast by the Japanese public broadcaster NHK.



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