Japan Prepares For Typhoon Following Deadly Heatwave, Mudslides

Japan prepares for Typhoon Jongdari following a deadly heatwave and mudslides that hit the country earlier this month.
Posted at 10:17 PM, Jul 27, 2018

Earlier this month, massive landslides and flooding caused by torrential rain killed nearly 200 people in Japan. Then weeks later, an unprecedented heatwave hit the country, killing dozens more and hospitalizing thousands. 

Now, the island nation is preparing for Typhoon Jongdari. In Hiroshima, workers have already created several sandbag barriers to protect people and property ahead of the storm.

The typhoon is expected to hit western Japan this weekend. The country's meteorological agency is warning residents there to be extra vigilant in case of additional landslides and flooding.  

Additional reporting by Newsy affiliate CNN.