Typhoon 200909 (ETAU) Typhoon Name = (ETAU) : Palauan word for "storm cloud" [USA]

2009-08-10 08:30 JST

Typhoon ETAU is approaching to Japan, and is forecast to move along the south coast of Honshu. Torrential rains have been observed in Shikoku and Chugoku regions since yesterday, and AMeDAS Event Detection shows that rainfall is especially significant along linear area extending from south to north in Tokushima, Okayama and Hyogo prefectures. AMeDAS precipitation ranking shows that heavy rains are also observed in Kanto region, and other areas will have significant rainfall due to the eastward movement of the typhoon. In Hyogo and Okayama, it is reported that 4 people were killed, and about 10 people are missing.

2009-08-09 22:15 JST

Typhoon ETAU was formed in south of Japan. As AMeDAS shows, heavy rains have been observed in Shikoku, Chugoku and other places, but the amount of rainfall may increase more due to strong and humid winds from the south.

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