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World Canada rugby players help typhoon clean-up after game canceled in Japan

09:30  14 october  2019
09:30  14 october  2019 Source:   cnn.com

Typhoon forecast to bring heavy rain to Japan's main island

  Typhoon forecast to bring heavy rain to Japan's main island TOKYO (AP) — Japan's weather agency is warning a powerful typhoon may bring torrential rains to central Japan over the weekend. Typhoon Hagibis had winds gusting up to 270 kilometers per hour (168 mph) Thursday morning. It is expected to weaken over cooler waters as it nears Japan’s main island.(NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) via AP) © Provided by The Associated Press This Oct. 9, 2019, satellite photo taken by NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite shows typhoon Hagibis approaching Japan, top.

Canadian rugby players helped with recovery efforts in Kamaishi, Japan following the cancellation of their match, which was called off because of the threat of Typhoon Hagibis.

After Canada 's final game of the Rugby World Cup was cancelled due to the damage caused by Typhoon Hagibis The Canada players were seen shovelling mud, carrying furniture and debris after the storm Rugby World Cup: Scotland v Japan to go ahead but Namibia v Canada off ► https

Canadian rugby players helped with recovery efforts in Kamaishi, Japan following the cancellation of their match, which was called off because of the threat of Typhoon Hagibis.

  Canada rugby players help typhoon clean-up after game canceled in Japan © @rugbybworldcup/Twitter

At least 31 people have died and 186 people have been injured in the wake of Typhoon Hagibis, which made landfall Saturday night, bringing hurricane-force winds, heavy rain and widespread flooding.

The storm weakened to a tropical depression as it continued to move across central Japan on Sunday. According to the Prime Minister's office of Japan, "record-setting heavy rains and windstorms have caused flooding and landslides."

More than 230,000 people were evacuated ahead of the storm, with emergency orders issued for many cities around the greater Tokyo area.

The typhoon, which came as Japan hosts the Rugby World Cup, has meant that some matches have been preemptively canceled.

Saturday's games between New Zealand and Italy, as well as England's match against France, were called off because of the approaching typhoon.

Rugby World Cup praised the Canadian players after posting a video to social media showing them assisting with the clean up.

Seven killed, 15 missing as fierce typhoon pounds Tokyo

  Seven killed, 15 missing as fierce typhoon pounds Tokyo Seven people were killed and 15 were missing after the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in decades paralysed Tokyo, flooding rivers and leaving almost half a million homes without power, public broadcaster NHK reported on Sunday. Authorities lifted rain and flood warnings for the Kanto region around a becalmed Tokyo before dawn as the typhoon ploughed up Japan's northeast coast. Warnings for areas north of the capital began to be lifted by Sunday morning.Typhoon Hagibis was expected to head out to sea on Sunday evening after churning its way up the northern island of Hokkaido.

    CNN — Canadian rugby players helped with recovery efforts in Kamaishi, Japan following the cancellation of their match, which was called off because of the threat of Typhoon Hagibis. At least 31 people have died and 186 people have been injured in the wake of Typhoon Hagibis

Canadian player Peter Nelson helps to clean up mud inside a house in Kamaishi, Iwate – Canada missed their chance to play their final Rugby World Cup match due to a powerful typhoon , but the “We were just disappointed that we couldn’t play . We’ve really targeted this game and wanted a good

"Following the cancellation of their match in Kamaishi, @RugbyCanada players headed out to help with recovery efforts, showing the true values of the game," tournament organizers posted to Twitter.

"Amazing scenes and brilliant to see from the team," they added.

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Around 27,000 Self-Defense Forces personnel are taking on rescue operations, according to the Japanese Prime Minister's office.

"We are very disappointed to lose the opportunity to compete against Namibia," Kingsley Jones, head coach, men's 15s rugby and director of men's rugby performance said in a statement Saturday.

"We have worked very hard at this World Cup but also believe we have put in place some important building blocks that will set us up for success in the next four years leading up to 2023. We are very appreciative for all the support we have received back home, and of course, send our very best wishes for the safety of all of the residents in Japan who have been impacted by Typhoon Hagibis," he added.

Japan braces for 2 more storms after deadly typhoon .
Japan is bracing for two more storms heading its way a week after a typhoon devastated the country's central and northern regions. © Provided by The Associated Press A volunteer continues to clean up mud from last week's Typhoon Hagibis, in Nagano, central Japan, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Japan is bracing for two more storms heading its way a week after a typhoon devastated the country’s (Keisuke Koito/Kyodo News via AP) The Meteorological Agency said Monday that a tropical storm was off the southern coast of Japan's southwestern main island of Shikoku.

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