Torrential rain continued to fall in western Japan on Friday, for the fourth straight day as the season's fourth typhoon weakened into a tropical depression.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said it expected up to 300 millimeters of rain to fall in Shikoku and 200 millimeters to fall in northern Kyushu and the Kansai area by late Friday afternoon. Deluges are expected in Yamaguchi, Hiroshima, Shimane and Wakayama prefectures, the agency said.
Television footage showed torrents of muddy water carrying uprooted trees and other debris as rivers burst their banks in parts of Wakayama and Yamaguchi prefectures.
The meteorological agency said winds of up to 100 kilometers per hour and five-meter-high waves are expected throughout the day. It issued alerts for mudslides, strong winds and swollen rivers.
The tropical depression has an atmospheric pressure of 994 hectopascals at its center, the meteorological agency said.© Japan Today