A shopping center in Okinawa Prefecture after a typhoon.
The vaulted roof is punctured as if it had been bombed.
Supermarket shelves were empty because goods could not be brought in due to the typhoon.
[Okinawa resident: “The power outage caused by the typhoon has made the food in my refrigerator inedible. I’m thinking of buying just one day’s worth of food. I don’t want another power outage tomorrow or the day after…”]
Despite residents’ wishes for it to pass, Typhoon Kanun is expected to come close to Okinawa again sometime tomorrow.
This is because the typhoon, which was moving westward in the waters south of Okinawa, stalled briefly in the East China Sea and then changed direction again to the east, toward Okinawa and the Kagoshima region.
[Ikeda/Japan Meteorological Agency Weather Consultation Center Head: “In the Okinawa region and the Amami Islands (southern islands of Kagoshima Prefecture), we expect winds strong enough to knock a running truck over on its side for six days.”]
Okinawa, which hasn’t even begun to recover, is in a state of emergency.
Roads are lined with fallen trees and broken structures, and many shops remain closed.
More than 210,000 households, about a third of the total, have lost power, and tens of thousands are still without electricity.
In some places, drinking water supplies have been cut off and must be rationed on a daily basis.
The typhoon is expected to pass over the southern Japanese island of Kyushu early next week before moving northward into the Sea of Japan, increasing the likelihood that the east coast, 카지노사이트넷 Ulleung Island, and Dokdo will be directly affected by the storm.