Typhoon Hagibis: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Expresses Solidarity with Japanese People, Says Every Life is Precious
Bhubaneswar: Even as Japan is bracing for a super typhoon on track to hit central and eastern regions of the county and started the evacuation of people on the way of typhoon, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who has rich experience in dealing such situation, has expressed solidarity with the Japanese people and its government.
Naveen also emphasised and prayed for the lakhs of people in path of the storm.
Expressing solidarity, Patnaik in his twitter handle wrote, “As Japan braces for Typhoon Hagibis, we empathise & pray for lakhs of people in path of the storm. Odisha stands in solidarity with @JapanGov as they undertake evacuations & prepare to weather the storm. Every life is precious, which’s why we must all come together Pray For Japan”
Meanwhile Japan has cancelled sports events and domestic flights canceled and sandbags positioned to minimize potential damage from torrential rains and strong winds.
Typhoon Hagibis has already caused cancellation of two Rugby World Cup matches that were to be played Saturday. Organizers cancelled the England-France match planned in Yokohama, near Tokyo, and New Zealand-Italy game in Toyota, in central Japan.
As Japan braces for #TyphoonHagibis, we empathise & pray for lakhs of people in path of the storm. #Odisha stands in solidarity with @JapanGov as they undertake evacuations & prepare to weather the storm. Every life is precious, which’s why we must all come together #PrayForJapan
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) October 12, 2019
Organizers also called off a marathon in Sendai and other northern coastal towns. Formula One auto racing in Suzuka in central Japan might also be affected.
Japan’s Defense Ministry scrapped the first two days of the annual Oct. 12-14 navy review.
Hagibis, which means speed in Filipino, had maximum sustained winds of up to 270 kilometers (168 miles) and stronger gusts at noon Thursday near Chichi island in the Pacific, about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) off Tokyo’s southern coast.