Typhoon Faxai hits Tokyo with a 123mph wind and brings the city to a halt, killing one person and causing blackouts
- Train lines closed and flights canceled when Typhoon Faxai passed Tokyo
- Extreme weather led to evacuations and blackouts, one of which reported death
- Subway stations were opened on Monday, which caused an increase in the commuter population
A powerful tyhpoon with record-breaking wind has battered Tokyo, killing one person and causing evacuations, power outages and rush hour during rush hour.
Dozens of train lines were closed and flights were canceled when Typhoon Faxai passed the Japanese region of Chiba before dawn, shook homes and sent rivers to the top of their banks.
Government spokesman Yoshihide Suga told reporters that he had received a report of one death, and widespread damage was caused by overthrowing trees and objects thrown into the air by a wind of 123 mph.
A powerful tyhpoon with record-breaking wind has battered Tokyo, killing one person and evacuating tensions and creating chaos during rush hour journeys. Above: A woman using an umbrella is struggling in Tokyo
About 900,000 power outages were also reported because 5,000 people had to evacuate in Chiba and nearby Kanagawa.
Subway and train stations were reopened on Monday morning and were busier than normal, while a stream of commuters fought their way to work.
The tough weather in Japan comes after a separate typhoon, Lingling, who struck the Korean peninsula at the weekend and left five people dead in North Korea and three dead in South Korea.
The official newspaper Rodong Sinmun in North Korea published several articles on national recovery efforts on Monday, such as the reconstruction of electricity systems, rescuing agricultural crops and providing medicines to families.
Dozens of train lines were closed and flights were canceled when Typhoon Faxai passed through the Chiba region. Above: the typhoon hits the beach area in Miura, south of Tokyo
Metro and train stations were reopened on Monday morning and were busier than normal. Above: a station manager tells commuters that they must slow down when they walk up
The tyhpoon sent rivers to the top of their banks. Above: flooded cargo port can be seen after the typhoon hit the area
The storm has toppled hundreds of trees, damaged dozens of buildings and eliminated more than 161,000 homes in South Korea.
The storm that struck Japan disrupted the morning and commuted and struck scaffolding, which caused damage in a widespread area but no reported deaths.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said the typhoon reached the Pacific Ocean late in the morning and left Japan northeast of Tokyo with winds still blowing at 89 miles per hour with gusts of up to 123 mph.
The storm that struck Japan disrupted morning morning and knocked down scaffolding, causing damage in a widespread area but no reported deaths
A man with an umbrella crosses a street early in the morning under the rain while a typhoon hits Tokyo
The usually overloaded trains and large stations are busy as soon as services are resumed on Monday, with trains that stopped temporarily and were running irregularly
Kyodo News Agency called local authorities that at least 30 people were injured in the region's Chiba, Kanagawa and Shizuoka.
The usually overloaded trains and large stations are busy as soon as services are resumed on Monday, with trains that stopped temporarily and were running irregularly.
& # 39; I can't go to work right now and I also had to contact my customers & # 39 ;, said Tsubasa Kikuchi, a 23-year-old real estate worker, who had been waiting at Shimbashi Station for more than two hours. & # 39; This is tricky. & # 39;
The weather agency warned of mudslides and floods after the heavy rainfall. Kyodo reported that more than 17 centimeters of rain had fallen in the city of Izu in Shizuoka in the last 24 hours.
A truck is lying on its side due to strong wind generated by Typhoon Faxai on a highway in Tomisato, Chiba, near Tokyo
Workers remove a fallen sign hit by faxai typhoon in Kamakura, Kanagawa prefecture
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