Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has urged people in the southern islands to exercise the utmost caution as Typhoon Haishen blows in.

The storm is pummelling the region with high winds and drenching them with heavy rain, knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes.

Some eight million people were asked to evacuate in the path of the storm.

After passing over Japan, Haishen is expected to make landfall on Monday in South Korea, which is also on alert.

The storm comes days after Maysak, one of the region’s strongest typhoons in years.

Nearly 430,000 homes in the Kyushu region were without power as of 03:00 local time Monday (18:00 GMT Sunday), Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported.

Haishen has led to the closure of factories, schools and businesses across western Japan. Hundreds of flights and train services have also been cancelled.

Read more:

#haishen #台風 #태풍