Japan: Typhoon Neoguri thrashes Kagoshima prefecture [VIDEOS]

Published on Jul 10, 2014

Heavy winds and rain battered the streets of Kagoshima, on the southwestern tip of the of Kyushu island as Typhoon Neoguri hit southern Japan, Thursday.

Evacuees seeking shelter from the storm gathered in “Tatebaba Fukushikan” in Kagoshima. Around 90,000 people had been evacuated from Kyushu in anticipation of the storm, fearing potential landslides and flooding.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, parts of Kyushu will likely be hit with violent winds and waves up to 10 metres high.