TOKYO, Sep. 8 (Reuters / EP) –
Several Japanese airlines have canceled their flights this Sunday before the imminent arrival of Typhoon Faxai which is expected to reach winds of up to 216 kilometers per hour, as reported by the Japan Meteorological Agency.
Faxai, a woman's name in Laos, could cause up to 300 millimeters of rain to be spilled in the next 24 hours, the agency said. “Winds and rains could suddenly increase, causing severe storms at sea, and there is a risk that winds will break records in the capital and other regions,” they have warned on their website.
The national television network NHK has reported that high winds could cause power cuts, as well as various damage to household infrastructure, while heavy rains could cause flooding and landslides.
Given this situation, the Central Japan railway company has indicated that it would cancel or suspend around 50 train services between Tokyo and Osaka from 09.00 (local time) and has warned about the possibility of additional delays and changes in Destiny due to the storm.
Japan Airlines has canceled around 20 flights from this airport and to the two Tokyo airfields on Sunday, and has insisted there will be more cancellations and delays.
For its part, the airline ANA Holdings has indicated that it has canceled all flights on Sunday to Hachijojima, a small island located about 300 kilometers south of Tokyo, and has specified that some flights to and from Tokyo could be delayed or canceled during the Sunday and Monday.