As Typhoon Man-yi made landfall in Japan on Monday morning, torrential rains have gotten stronger, causing mudslides and more flooding. As of Tuesday, three people were reported dead, while five are still missing. Many-yi first caused damage in southern Japan, prompting Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) to warn residents in central Japan to watch out for heavy rains and flooding.
Toyohashi in Aichi Prefecture was one of the first cities to face Man-yi in mainland Honshu. The JMA issued further warnings to the prefectures of Fukui, Kyoto, and Shiga as the three are also expected to have torrential rains. Even before its landfall, the heavy rains brought by the typhoon have already caused mudslides in Kansai Region. In the city of Ritto in Shiga Prefecture, a senior woman was found dead because of the mudslide that hit the city on Sunday midnight. In Fukui Prefecture, a senior woman was also found dead because of a landslide in Mihama. The third death reported was in Iwate Prefecture.
Besides the three people who died, there are also five still missing since Typhoon Man-yi entered Japan. A man was reported missing after he got swept by the river currents in Fukushima Prefecture. In northeastern Japan, two more were reported missing in Iwate. Meanwhile, a mother and daughter in Mie Prefecture are also missing. Local reports have also found more than 110 people in 21 prefectures injured because of Man-yi. The typhoon has also damaged more than 550 buildings.
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