A man films chilling footage from inside the ‘eye of the storm’ after Typhoon Nanmadol landed in Japan


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Typhoon Nanmadol wreaked havoc across parts of Japan after making landfall in the country’s southwest.

According to reports, authorities have urged millions of people to take shelter from the torrential rains and strong winds of the powerful storm. At least 20,000 people were forced to spend nights in shelters in Kyushu’s Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures after the landfall.

Along with crippling traffic and leaving thousands of homes without power, the storm killed two people and injured more than 100.

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Although Nanmadol is now downgraded to cyclone status, it has already triggered record amounts of rain in the country. Several photos and videos have surfaced on social media since Nanmadol made landfall with damaging winds and heavy rain.

One of the many clips that has gone viral shows a flight attendant struggling to close the door of a commercial plane amid heavy rain and high winds.

But that’s nothing compared to what you’re about to see.

A guy managed to capture chilling footage from inside the “eye of the storm” during Japan’s record-breaking typhoon.

The eerie clip shows strong winds and heavy rain suddenly stopping in the eyes.

The man in the video is producer James Reynolds. His Twitter bio states that he is a global tropical cyclone interceptor, volcanic eruption chaser and snow lover.

He was in Ibusuki, Kagoshima when the eye of the storm passed over the city. A strange pressure in the air was left behind immediately after the strong winds and rain stopped.

Reynolds shared the clip on his Twitter profile with the caption: “In the eye of #typhoon #Nanmadol at Ibusuki, Kagoshima. Not a breath of wind, light rain and my ears have a dull ache – pressure 940.6 hPa “

“Without a breath of wind. Five minutes ago it was raging and now nothing,” Reynolds explains in the video.

Watch it here:

“Throughout the day of landfall it continued to build and build until the last gust of maximum wind and rain patches in the storm’s eyewall – the worst part that surrounds the eye. And then the sudden calm came in the space of about five minutes, the fastest I’ve ever seen the winds come down in a storm,” Reynolds told Unilad.

Reynolds has captured several clips of this nature over the course of his career. It has covered over 70 typhoons and hurricanes over the past 17 years.


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