Typhoon No.9 to approach Okinawa region on 1st, strict vigilance against storms, high waves, etc.

Typhoon No.9 to approach Okinawa region on 1st August 31st 19:00

Typhoon No. 9, which is large and strong, is going north over the sea south of Okinawa.
It is expected to develop into a very strong force on September 1 and approach the Okinawa region, and strict vigilance is required for storms, high waves, heavy rain, etc.
The typhoon is expected to move west of Kyushu from 2nd to 3rd, so please be aware of future information.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency’s announcement, a large and strong typhoon is expected to move north-northwest at a rate of 35 kilometers per hour over the sea 160 kilometers south-southwest of Naha City at 6 p.m. on the 31st.

The central pressure is 955 hectopescals, the maximum wind speed near the center is 40 meters, the maximum instantaneous wind speed is 60 meters, and within a 150-kilometer radius of the center, a storm with a wind speed of more than 25 meters is blowing.

Winds are strong in the Okinawa region, and after 5 p.m.
37.1 meters in Shonanjo City,
The maximum instantaneous wind speed of 33.5 meters was observed in the city of Erma.

The typhoon is expected to develop further in the north and become a very strong force, and in the closest Okinawa region, a violent wind is expected to blow so severely that some houses are likely to collapse on September 1.

What is the maximum wind speed expected over the day?
50 meters in the Okinawa region,
At 25 meters in the Amami area,
Maximum instantaneous wind speed
70 meters in the Okinawa region,
It is expected to reach 35 meters in the Amami area.

The height of the waves is expected to be 13 meters in the Kashiwa Okinawa region and 10 meters in the Amami area.

In the Okinawa region, where rain clouds developed by typhoons, there is a risk of heavy rain with more than 80 millimeters of heavy rain per hour accompanied by thunder from late at night on the 31st to before noon of the day.

How much rain falls in the 24 hours leading up to the evening of the day?
400 mm in the Okinawa region,
150 mm in the Amami region,
It is expected to be 100 mm in the southern part of Kyushu, and the rainfall is expected to increase thereafter.

In addition, due to the overlap between the approach of typhoons and the time of high tides, the tide level is expected to increase throughout the day in the Okinawa region, and there is a risk of inundation near the coast and estuary.

In addition to storms, high waves and storm surges, the Japan Meteorological Agency has called for strict vigilance against landslides, low land inundation, river flooding and flooding.

After the typhoon approaches the Okinawa region, it is expected to move over the sea west of Kyushu from 2 to 3 days, and there is a risk of strong wind and rain in Kyushu. Please be aware of future information.

Okinawa Meteorological Observatory “Possibility of serious damage. Evacuate to a sturdy building.

In response to the approach of typhoon No. 9, which was large and strong, the Okinawa Meteorological Observatory held a press conference in the morning of March 31.

In this report, Mr. Toru Shishinohara, Director of the Forecast Division, said, “There is a possibility of serious damage caused by this typhoon, so please pay attention to the evacuation information released by the municipality and evacuate to a sturdy building before the wind gets stronger.”

In the main island region of Okinawa, the maximum instantaneous wind speed is expected to reach 70 meters per day.

The Meteorological Observatory explained that in the past typhoons, when winds with maximum instantaneous wind speeds of 60 meters or more blew, damage occurred, such as the collapse of houses, the overturning and damage of vehicles, the collapse of utility poles over a wide area, road shredding and building damage caused by fallen trees, and prolonged power outages.

In the past, damage such as falling due to strong winds and pinching a finger in the door also occurred, so we called on people to avoid unnecessary outings.

In addition, it is expected that there will be 80 millimeters of heavy rain per hour in the main island region of Okinawa during the day, so the weather station wants people to evacuate to a safe place as soon as possible in accordance with the evacuation information announced by the municipality.

Be more vigiling than a normal typhoon.

Okinawa Prefecture has been damaged by storms one after another, but there is a risk of similar damage in Typhoon No. 9 this time, and it is necessary to be more alert than ordinary typhoons.

Five years ago, in Typhoon No. 15 in 2015, the maximum instantaneous wind speed of 71 meters was observed on Ishigaki Island, causing a series of damage such as cars being blown off and utility poles falling.

Eight years ago, typhoon No. 17 in 2012 observed a maximum instantaneous wind speed of 61.2 meters in Naha City. At this time, in Naha City, there was a storm during the day, and trucks and passenger cars rolled over one after another. In Okinawa Prefecture, more than 90 people were injured according to the Cabinet Office, including cutting their faces with broken glass and pinching their fingers in a door closed by a storm.

Typhoon No. 14 in September 2003 observed a maximum instantaneous wind speed of 74.1 meters on Miyako Island. In Okinawa Prefecture, one elderly woman was killed by broken windows, nearly 100 people were injured, and more than 100 houses were completely destroyed. In addition, power outages continued for a long period of time, such as the collapse of wind farm facilities and the downing of utility poles one after another.

Even in this typhoon, severe winds can cause major damage.

Of course, it is important to refrain from going out, but in addition to measures such as window glass, it is also important to secure food and water in preparation for long-term power outages.
In addition, wind and rain are expected to increase at night and at night.
It is extremely dangerous to move in a storm.
If you are concerned about the strength of the building or are likely to be flooded, it is important to evacuate to a nearby heavy-duty building in advance.

We are continuing to confirm the infection of the new coronavirus, but if you are concerned, do not hesitate to evacuate.

If there are people you can rely on, such as relatives or acquaintances who live in a safe place, consider evacuating there.

What should I be aware of when entering a shelter?

It is important to evacuate from dangerous places in order to protect your life from disasters.

Even if your home is not in a safe place and you go to a shelter, don’t hesitate to evacuate because there is a risk of infection with the new coronavirus.

Here’s a summary of what to pay attention to at the shelter.

First of all, please check your physical condition and body temperature before entering the shelter. If you are concerned about your physical condition, please contact the operator of the shelter.
The operator of the shelter should also consider moving people who are concerned about their physical condition to a dedicated space. For example, if the gymnasium is a shelter, it is also effective to move it to an empty school classroom.

Avoid as much as possible the three dense “sealed, dense, and close” to prevent infection. Wear a mask to keep ventilation in mind and refrain from close conversation.
It is said that it is good to leave the distance with other people about 2 meters where the fly does not reach. Realistically, it may be tough, but try to keep as far away as possible.
Please keep a distance, especially for the elderly, those with underlying diseases, and those who are pregnant.
Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly. This is especially important when you touch a doorknob that many people come into contact with. Please refrain from touching the face with your hands as much as possible.

However, moving to a shelter is dangerous in the event of a storm or inundation.
Moving to a sturdy building nearby, or in a room with few windows on a higher floor of your home, may increase safety.