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Typhoon Hagibis: millions across Japan told to evacuate homes

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Tokyo braced for arrival of storm and up to 60cm of rain as flights and trains cancelledMore than 1 million people in Japan have been ordered to leave their homes as Typhoon Hagibis bears down on Tokyo, having already caused power outages, flooding and widespread travel disruption.The storm is 870 miles (1,400km) wide, with winds of 100mph (162km/h) at its centre and gusts of up to 134mph. Hagibis is being compared to a typhoon in 1958 that killed 1,200 people and caused destruction across the Tokyo area and Shizuoka prefecture. Continue reading…

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Author : Gavin Blair in Tokyo

Publish date : 2019-10-12 15:39:14

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