Taiwan and Japan are bracing for yet another “dangerous” and “powerful” super typhoon this week.
“Typhoon Trami is currently based off the Japanese coast, 486 miles south from Kadena, Okinawa. The system has been relatively slow as it progresses over the Pacific, travelling at a total speed of three miles per hour,” a report said, adding that “it carries the strength of a category 5 hurricane, spinning at 161 mph.”
Trami is expected to make landfall in Taiwan and Japan this week, which AccuWeather.com described as both “dangerous” and “powerful.”
“Due to the slow movement of the storm, communities still have several days to prepare for possible impacts or evacuations from Trami, which could produce life-threatening conditions hundreds of miles from its center,” the AccuWeather.com added.
Among those that authorities need to be prepared for in relation to Trami’s possible onslaught are: damaging winds, flash flooding, mudslides and widespread travel disruption.
Taiwan is reportedly preparing for Trami as it may be one of the strongest typhoons to hit it, should it make landfall this week.”Trami is currently strengthening and looks to be a super typhoon within the next 12 hours. The storm is forecast to continue to move towards the west-northwest and take a turn towards the north — the timing of the turn is still uncertain since that is a few days out,” CNN meteorologist Michael Guy said.
News reports said Super Typhoon Trami is the third major typhoon to hit the Pacific region in the last two months. Last week, Philippines and Hongkong were deeply battered by typhoon Mangkhut. Hundreds are feared dead in the two massive landslides in two separate provinces of the Philippines, following the onslaught of Typhoon Mangkhut.