Japan, Severe Weather, Level 4: Typhoon Lan hit central parts of the nation – Japan [Update 13]

Update 2023-08-15 (6): On Wednesday (15 August), Shinkansen operations would resume fully on the Tokaido and Sanyo lines. After 900 flights have been cancelled on Tuesday (14 August), flight cancellations will also take place at various airports across Japan on Wednesday (15 August).

Update 2023-08-15 (5): On Tuesday (15 August), at least 182,000 residents of Tottori city at the western Japanese coast have been evacuated due to the tropical storm.

Update 2023-08-15 (4): Air traffic at Chubu, Kansai and Nagoya airports had to be suspended due to the storm.

Update 2023-08-15 (3): The city of Tottori declared the highest warning level for parts of the city due to flooding. Residents of these areas are urged to seek safety as quickly as possible.
Currently, at least 50,000 households nationwide are without power and there are massive restrictions on train services in the storm areas.

Update 2023-08-15 (2): Initial reports indicate that a total of at least 26 people were injured in connection with the storm in Hyogo, Kyoto, Osaka, Shiga and Wakayama prefectures.

Update 2023-08-15 (1): According to the sources from Tuesday (15 August), typhoon Lan made landfall on the Kii peninsula in the western part of the nation, causing significant traffic delays due to the heavy rainfall. Reportedly, the national meteorological service warned about probable floods and landslides. Thousands of households facing poweroutage and people were urged to evacuate from dangerous areas in Kyoto and other cities. Meanwhile, the typhoon is now travelling slowly in a northwestern direction and will be headed towards the Sea of Japan on Wednesday (16 August).