Evacuation Advisories Issued As Krosa Nears

Evacuation advisories issued as Krosa nears

With Severe Tropical Storm Krosa approaching western Japan, evacuation instructions had been issued to five people in three households in Wakayama Prefecture as of 8 a.m. Thursday. The instruction urges immediate evacuation.

Evacuation advisories have been issued in Kochi and prefectures in Shikoku and Kyushu.

The advisory, a level-4 alert on a scale of 5, meaning residents should quickly flee to safer ground, is in place for more than 270,000 households, or about 570,000 residents, in those regions.