Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed condolences on the devastation caused by the storm in Japan which is said to be the deadliest in the past 60 years. PM Modi has said that he wishes them to recover soon from the loss and destruction caused by this natural disaster. The PM said that India stands in solidarity with Japan in this difficult time.
The severe storm Hagibis knocked in Japan on Saturday. This storm has caused terrible destruction in Japan and has engulfed many people. More than 20 people have died due to this storm. Also, more than 100 people have been injured. At the same time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed condolences on this storm. PM Modi has said that he wishes them to recover soon from the loss and destruction caused by this natural disaster. The PM said that India stands in solidarity with Japan in this difficult time.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he expressed condolences on behalf of all Indians for the damage caused by Hurricane Hagibis in Japan. The PM said that he wished that Japan came out of this crisis soon.
The PM said that he hoped that the leadership of Japan would be able to get out of this crisis under the leadership of PM Shinzo Abe. While offering help to Japan, he wrote that a team of Indian Navy has gone on a tour to Japan this time, they will be happy to help the Japanese.
Hagibis is the nineteenth storm of the season, advancing north-northwestward into the Japanese mainland. It has stormed through Japan killing more than 25. It made landfall on Saturday at around 7 am local time (10:30 am IST), in Izu Peninsula, south-west of Tokyo.
The typhoon alert was issued on October 11 after which millions of the people were evacuated. It was predicted the rains would be two feet or 60 cm along with severe damaging winds. With a maximum wind speed of 240 kmph, this storm is currently the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane and even close to Category 5. Japan’s meteorological agency declared its highest warning level urging the residents of Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Gunma, Yamanashi and Nagano prefectures to find a secure building or move to higher floors.
The government alerted the people to stockpile necessities and brace for impact and even evacuate before the storm hits. Flights and train services were stopped which now has resumed, except for some regions. Several Rugby world cup matches and other events which were planned for Friday and the following days were cancelled. However, some fixtures have been given go-ahead as the storm has passed. Government has deployed some 27,000 troops and other emergency crews to rescue those stranded in flood-hit areas.
The thing which is called as unique about Hagibis by the weather experts is its rapid intensification. It is a different case altogether, which will be studied by the scientists even after the storm fades away.