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Japan – Tropical Cyclone Noru (GDACS, JTWC, JMA, Local Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 7 August 2017)

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  • Tropical Cyclone NORU continued moving over the North Western Pacific Ocean, towards Osumi islands (Ryukyu Archipelago). On 7 August morning (UTC), it was forecast to pass over or very close to Muroto city (Kochi prefecture, Sikoku island) as a Typhoon. Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to continue moving over central and eastern Honshu island, weakening but remaining a Tropical Storm.
  • Local media reported, as of 7 August at 7.00 (UTC), that two people died, of which one in Yakushima island and the other one in Tanegashima island. They also reported that 70 000 people have been evacuated in the prefectures of Kochi (Sikoku island).
  • The Japan Meteorological Agency, as of 7 August at 7.00 (UTC), has issued warnings for heavy rain, storms and storm surge for the whole Shikoku island and several prefectures of south-eastern Honshu island.