1 dead, dozens missing as Typhoon Hagibis slams into Japan

New York Post 1 month ago

One man was killed, four missing, 50 people injured and more than six million people were told to evacuate as a powerful typhoon slammed into Japan’s main island of Honshu Saturday.

Typhoon Hagibis, which means “speed” in the Philippine language Tagalog, brought the heaviest rain and winds in 60 years to Tokyo, which is expected to see widepread flooding.

It already dropped record-breaking rainfall of 27.6 inches in Kanagawa prefecture south of Tokyo in 24 hours, Reuters reported.

Winds were about 90 mph, and the storm was traveling around 22 mph. That would make it equivalent to a Cat. 1 hurricane if it were in the Atlantic Ocean.

Japan’s weather service said Tokyo, Kanagawa and surrounding areas could get once-in-a-decade levels of rain before the storm is finished, according to NBC News.

“Be ready for rainfall of the kind that you have never experienced,” said meteorological agency official Yasushi Kajihara, adding that areas usually safe from disasters may prove vulnerable. “Take all measures necessary to save your life.”

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake shook the area drenched by the rainfall shortly before the typhoon made landfall in Shizuoka prefecture, the Associated Press reported. The quake was centered off the coast of Chiba, near Tokyo, and was about 37 miles deep in the ocean. Deep quakes tend to cause less damage than shallow ones.

Both of Tokyo’s airports were closed and trains were suspended, forcing the cancellation of more than a thousand flights, according to Japanese media.


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