Former Typhoon Lionrock Roared Through and Flooded Russian Far East (credit: Severe Weather Europe)
As Japan is continuing to recover from the devastating effects of former Typhoon Lionrock, Russia just received their fair share of the tropical cyclone’s wrath. Although Lionrock weakened into a tropical depression after slamming into Japan as a Typhoon, the lingering effects were severe enough to have caused some remarkable flooding for parts of the Russian Far East. The influx of tropical moisture coupled with persistent winds of tropical storm strength (stronger than 39 mph) from the slowing system resulted in heavy rainfall, flooding, and some damaging winds. Rivers have overflowed from the abundance of heavy rain causing the destruction of riverfront homes and structures as well as damaging coastal roads and bridges. Such unprecedented damage and destruction was observed in the province of Primorsky Krai and is captured in the video above, courtesy of Severe Weather Europe. Though Lionrock has already left and is no longer causing damage, the Far East region should prepare for another round of heavy rain, strong winds, and flooding with incoming Typhoon Namtheun which is currently heading into the Sea of Japan and expected to arrive late Tuesday. To learn more about high-impact weather events from across Asia, click here!
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