Special Heavy Rain Warnings Issued for 2 Tokyo Islands

Society

Tokyo, Oct. 10 (Jiji Press)--The Japan Meteorological Agency issued special heavy rain warnings for two Tokyo remote islands due to the approach of Typhoon Chan-hom on Saturday.

The agency issued the warnings for Miyakejima and Mikurajima, part of the Pacific island chain of Izu, at 5 p.m. (8 a.m. GMT), urging residents to secure their safety immediately.

A disaster is highly likely to have already occurred there, Yoshihisa Nakamoto, director of the agency's Forecast Division, told a news conference.

Due to the 14th typhoon of this year and a rain front, rainfall reached 86.0 millimeters on Miyakejima for an hour to around 5 p.m. and 584.5 millimeters for 72 hours to 11 p.m.

Rainfall is expected to reach 200 millimeters in the Izu island chain for 24 hours until midnight Sunday.

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