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US NewsTyphoon Faxai Batters Tokyo, Killing One

12:07  09 september  2019
12:07  09 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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A powerful typhoon barrelled through Japan's Tokyo region early on Monday with record-breaking winds, killing one woman and leaving more than 900,000 homes without power. Typhoon Faxai – the 15th of the season - made landfall in the city of Chiba, east of Tokyo , shortly before dawn

Typhoon Faxai Batters Tokyo, Killing One © Kyodo News, via Associated Press Damaged houses in Miura, Japan, south of Tokyo, on Monday.

A record-setting typhoon made landfall east of Tokyo on Monday, killing a woman who was toppled by a wind gust, injuring dozens and throttling transportation systems in an area that is not often struck by such intense storms.

Typhoon Faxai arrived in the city of Chiba, Japan, around 5 a.m., knocking out power for more than 900,000 people across the region, according to the Tokyo Electric Power Company. At Haneda Airport, one of Tokyo’s main hubs, winds reached a record 129 miles per hour, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

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Typhoon Faxai , which assaulted the Kanto region from late Sunday night to early Monday morning, toppled a utility pole and pillars, several stories high A powerful typhoon landed near Tokyo early Monday morning, killing at least three people and injuring about 40 as well as affecting hundreds of

Tokyo : At least one person has been killed and more than 900,000 people were left without power in Tokyo on Monday after Typhoon Faxai blew The Japan Meteorological Agency said the typhoon reached the Pacific by late morning exiting Japan northeast of Tokyo with winds still blowing at 143

Typhoon Faxai Batters Tokyo, Killing One © Charly Triballeau/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A woman holding her umbrella against the wind in Tokyo on Sunday.

The police in Tokyo said a woman in her 50s was killed after wind swept her into a wall in the city’s Setagaya ward, according to Kyodo News. About 40 others were injured, the police said.

A handful of typhoons hit Japan each year, but the storms do not often make their way as far north as Tokyo. It was just the ninth time a typhoon made landfall in Chiba Prefecture since Japan began maintaining records, and the first since 2016, according to Kyodo News.

Typhoon Faxai Batters Tokyo, Killing One © Kyodo News, via Associated Press A flooded street in Tokyo after the typhoon.

Hundreds of thousands of people were given noncompulsory evacuation warnings ahead of the storm. Rail lines suspended service and more than 160 flights were canceled.

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Typhoon Faxai hit the Kanto region early Monday, causing blackouts and transport disruption in the metropolitan area. One of the strongest typhoons in eastern Japan in recent years struck just east of the capital Tokyo on Monday, killing one woman, with record-breaking winds and stinging rain

At least one person has been killed and 40 others injured while hundreds of thousands have been left stranded and without power as the eastern seaboard of Japan was lashed by Typhoon Faxai . Major queues were also reported at Tokyo ’s Narita airport. Stranded @ Narita Airport due to # Faxai .

By midday Monday the storm had passed through the Tokyo area, heading out toward the northeast and the sea.

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