As Typhoon Jelawat approaches, Japanese carriers are cancelling all domestic flights in preparation. The typhoon approached the city of Nagoya today, packing winds gusting up to 216 kph. All Nippon Airways cancelled a total of 273 domestic flights. This affected more than 43,000 passengers. Japan Airways cancelled 128 flights, affecting 25,000 passengers. By 1:45 pm the typhoon was located 250 km southwest of Nagoya.
Kenji Okada, a weather forecaster at the agency, said that by the time the storm makes landfall along the central coast of Japan this evening its maximum sustained winds will be about 40 kph. Rain and flood warnings have been issued along the coast and warnings for potential landslides have been issued for those living in hilly areas. According to local police, more than 20 people were injured yesterday as a result of broken glass that was due to ther typhoon.
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