Western Japan hit by Typhoon “Talas”

  • Typhoon Talas slammed into western Japan, bringing heavy rains and fierce winds
  • Talas made landfall on the island of Shikoku.

Typhoon Talas (2011)

  • A Part of the 2011 Pacific typhoon season
  • Formed:August 23, 2011
  • Dissipated:September 5, 2011
  • Highest winds 10-minute sustained:120 km/h (75 mph)
  • 1-minute sustained:100 km/h (65 mph)
  • Lowest pressure 965 mbar (hPa; 28.5 inHg)
  • Fatalities: 55 confirmed, 56 missing
  • Areas affected: Japan

Typhoon Talas (international designation: 1112, JTWC designation: 15W) was an unusually large but weak tropical cyclone that caused many deaths and severe damage to Japan. It was the 12th named storm, the 7th severe tropical storm and the 5th typhoon of the 2011 Pacific typhoon season. This is the first time that the number of dead or missing individuals following a typhoon in Japan has exceeded 100 since Typhoon Tip in 1979. The word Talas is a Filipino word meaning sharpness.2] It followed five months after Japan was hit by a large tsunami.

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