300,000 told to evacuate, hundreds of flights cancelled in Japan ahead of tropical storm Krosa

eturbonews.com - 08-14

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Japan advised more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes on Wednesday as a tropical storm Krosa bore down on the archipelago, NHK broadcaster said. Airlines also cancelled hundreds of scheduled flights as the storm, packing maximum winds of 108kph (68mph), was heading north toward southwestern Japan by 1100 GMT. Krosa is expected to make landfall on Thursday morning, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.