The death toll continues to rise in Japan after typhoon causes storm and flooding.
Japan has dispatched thousands of troops after a typhoon which has a current death toll of 35 dead and 17 missing. The typhoon has been named Typhoon Hagibis, which means speed in Tagalog, the Philippine language.
On Saturday, winds near the typhoon center reached 90 mph. The winds were made worse by the Honshu rains, but they stopped by midnight. However, a large part of the damage was already done.
By Sunday, more than 20 rivers burst their banks and flooded over 1000 homes. 800 flights leaving Tokyo were canceled. 200,000 people are without power. 8 million people have been advised to evacuate by the Japanese government. Some people even died while trying to make their way to shelters.
Powerful Typhoon in Japan called Typhoon Hagibis. Four People already dead and dozen missing! Hitting Tokyo! PLEASE PRAY FOR JAPAN! #PrayForJapan #FlynnFighters #PatriotsAwakened pic.twitter.com/DUJZaY1d3k— Ken Jones⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@sxdoc) October 13, 2019
A 77 year old woman fell over 100 feet during an airlift and died. A cargo ship near Tokyo also sank due to the storm. 5 crew members were killed and 3 are missing so far.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said, “I extend my condolences for all those who lost their lives and offer my sympathy to all those impacted by the typhoon. The government will do everything in its power to cooperate with relevant agencies and operators working to restore services as soon as possible.”
On Saturday, two Rugby World Cup matches in Yokohama outside Tokyo were canceled. On Sunday, another match between Canada and Namibia in Kamaishi in northeastern Japan were canceled.
The match between Japan and Scotland in Yokohama still went ahead. A minute of silence was observed before the game for the victims.
A moment’s silence is observed ahead of #JPNvSCO in solidarity of everyone affected by Typhoon Hagibis.
The typhoon was one of the largest and most powerful to hit Japan in recent years, causing significant damage, disruption and, sadly, loss of life. #RWC2019 pic.twitter.com/VNZ0f8SD4F— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 13, 2019
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