Japan and South Korea, weather warning for the arrival of the storm Khanun

Typhoon Khanun, which had triggered the evacuations of over 40,000 young people from the world scout gathering, has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but the alert remains in Japan and South Korea. Today around 16,000 users were left without electricity while heavy rains landed on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu. The Japan Meteorological Agency has warned of torrential rains and the “increasing” risk of “life-threatening landslides and floods” in the Kagoshima region.

Another typhoon is coming

Khanun has already caused the death of 2 people in Okinawa last week, and the ceremonies for the 78th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki were reduced due to the alert. The storm is expected to make landfall in South Korea tomorrow and Seoul has raised its crisis alert level to its highest level: the typhoon is expected to have “a direct impact on the entire country” between today and Friday, according to the Interior Ministry. Another typhoon, Lan, is forming in the Pacific, with gusts of up to 108 km/h and, according to forecasts from the Japan Meteorological Agency, will move northwest towards the main island of Honshu in the coming days.