Typhoon Roke 2011: Nagoya, Japan Residents Urged to Evacuate

By on Sep 20, 2011 in Asia, Science, Weather Comments

Satellite image: Typhoon Roke
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Typhoon Roke lashes at Aichi prefecture, Nagoya as officials ordered the evacuation of about 1.1 million residents. Thousands of residents fled as the heavy rains brought by typhoon Roke hits Nagoya and neighboring areas. This was reported by Japan’s local news sites and international sites as well, September 20, 2011.

Typhoon Roke had started to hit Japan on September 20, 19:00 GMT. Limited evacuations are done in Japan’s other western cities to ensure safety of people from the rains and landslides that typhoon Roke is expected to bring.

Further reports disclosed that typhoon Roke is located within 30.5N 133.7E South of Muroto, Japan and Southwest of Tokyo, Japan. Roke has maximum sustained winds of 95 mph, gusting to 155 mph, with a minimum central pressure of 940 mb.

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