Typhoon Cimaron Crosses Western Japan

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Tokyo, Aug. 24 (Jiji Press)--Typhoon Cimaron crossed the western Japan regions of Shikoku and Kinki by early Friday morning, causing heavy rains in many parts of western and central Japan.

The Kumano River flooded in Shingu, Wakayama Prefecture, western Japan. Evacuation advisories and orders were issued in many places.

The 20th typhoon of the year made landfall in southern Tokushima Prefecture in Shikoku around 9 p.m. Thursday (noon GMT).

Traveling north, the typhoon crossed Shikoku Island and made landfall again around Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, in Kinki in western Honshu Island. The typhoon reached the sea around the Tango Peninsula in Kyoto Prefecture.

Typhoon Cimaron is forecast to turn into an extratropical cyclone and approach the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido by Friday night.

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