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 إعصار ”لان“ infographic
Graphic shows the projected path of Typhoon Lan.


إعصار ”لان“ يوقف الرحلات الجوية

By Duncan Mil

August 16, 2023 - ألغت اليابان ما يقرب من 900 رحلة جوية وأمرت 240.000 شخص بالانتقال إلى مناطق آمنة مع عبور إعصار ”لان“ البطيء الحركة عبر جزيرة هونشو، قاطعاً التيار الكهربائي عن عشرات الآلاف من المنازل.

Typhoon Lan made landfall early on Tuesday, some 400km (250 miles) southwest of Tokyo, bringing heavy rain and powerful winds and forcing authorities to issue flood and landslide alerts.

The typhoon -- which followed closely on the heels of Typhoon Khanun during Japan’s peak Obon holiday season -- Typhoon Lan had sustained winds of 150km/h (93mph) and moved northwest across the main island of Honshu.

According to Japan’s weather agency, it reached the Sea of Japan early Wednesday and continues north along the sea.

PUBLISHED: 16/08/2023; STORY: Graphic News