Japanese officials suspended flights from three airports Saturday due to the typhoon, but the government is promising to resume flights once the typhoons stop moving north of the Japanese island of Hokkaido.

    In a statement issued Sunday, the Japanese government said it is working with the U,D.C., and Hawaii governments to reroute flights and allow more flights to return home to Japan, the country’s capital, Kansai Prefecture, the capital of Miyagi Prefecture and Kansuba City in the far northeastern part of the country.

    A typhoon warning remains in effect from Hokkaida to Fukuoka in the northeastern part, while warnings in other areas remain in effect.

    Kansuba is the third-largest city in northern Japan and home to more than 6 million people.

    The typhoon is moving westward toward Hokkaidō, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) northwest of the capital.

    The typhoon has dumped more than 100 inches (2.7 feet) of rain on northern Japan in the last 24 hours, and the National Disaster Agency said it had been the worst storm in more than a century.

    Authorities are urging people to stay indoors and to stay in vehicles.

    A major tsunami warning was in effect in central and southern Japan from Sunday morning until Sunday afternoon.

    The warning was extended to the coast from the end of the tsunami warning until Monday afternoon, the agency said.

    A man walks past an old car washed up on the coast near Fukushima Prefecture in Fukushima Prefectures, Japan, on Monday.

    The storm, which is expected to remain in the northwest Pacific Ocean for days, has been moving northward in the region and will bring stronger winds and rain with it, the U-turn comes as Japanese authorities prepare to return to regular business as usual on Saturday.

    In some areas, people have reported flooding and landslides in mountainous areas.


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