Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013

Typhoon Man-yi hits Japan, 200 flights cancelled, fears for Fukushima plant


Update 15:55 UTC
Landslide triggered by Typhoon Man-yi has claimed life of a woman. Landslide hit the two-story house in Ritto City in Shiga prefecture of Japan, Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK) said.

At least 200 domestic flights have been cancelled as Typhoon Man-yi hit southern Japan.

With torrential rains expected on Monday, contaminated water is feared to seep into the groundwater at Fukushima nuclear plant.

Typhoon Man-yi will hit direct southern parts of the main island Honshu on Monday morning, possibly around 9 am in Shizuoka prefecture, southwest of Tokyo, according to the  Japan Meteorological Agency.

Weather officials have issued warnings for flooding, heavy rain along with mudslides and even high ocean waves along the Pacific coast.

Original post: Natural Disasters List September 15, 2013