According to NHK General TV, six people have sustained injuries and over 235,000 Japanese residents have been advised to evacuate their homes. A storm warning is in effect on the Okinawa, Kyushu and Shikoku islands, as well as on the eastern coast of Japan’s largest island of Hunshu.
Nangka started off as a tropical depression on July 3, strengthening into a fully-fledged typhoon within a three-day period. Its strength peaked a week ago when the typhoon’s sustained winds reaching a speed of about 155 mph as it passed to the north of Guam.
Typhoon Nangka is the second typhoon to threaten Japan in July. Chan-Hom typhoon affected the southwest of the country, injuring about 20 people and causing the cancelation of dozens of flights.