70mph winds killed two people and caused damage to roofs, buildings and power lines

Typhoon Melor struck the south coast of Japan as a category 1 typhoon killing two people and injuring 30 others. Damage reports include wind damage to roofs, power lines and trees.

RMS issued the following alert:

Typhoon Melor made landfall on the south coast of Japan, approximately 25 miles (40 km) from Hamamatsu on Wednesday (October 07). The available meteorological data indicates that Melor had maximum sustained winds between 63 mph and 75 mph, classifying it as a category 1 typhoon or a strong tropical storm at the time of landfall. Since making landfall, Melor has tracked northeast across Honshu, undergoing extratropical transition.

This morning, Melor was located off the west coast, near Ishinomaki and is tracking northeast, away from Japan.

Preliminary reports suggest that there has been some wind damage to roofs, power lines and trees and flooding. However, it is not clear where the damage has occurred or how many properties were affected.

At the height of the storm approximately 500,000 homes across the country lost power. Tens of thousands of these homes are located in western Mie and central Gifu prefectures, and approximately 3,500 households in Tokyo and neighbouring Kanagawa also suffered power outages. Currently, two fatalities have been reported, with 30 people injured across the country.