6 Million People Urged to Evacuate as Typhoon Hagibis Makes Landfall in Japan

One person was killed and dozens more injured as Typhoon Hagibis made landfall in Japan on Saturday. More than 6 million people have been told to evacuate areas expected to be impacted by flooding from rains Japan has not seen in six decades.

“We are seeing unprecedented rain,” an official with the Japan Meteorological Agency said Saturday. “Damage from floods and landslides is likely taking place already.”

Tokyo’s airport grounded all flights, leading to thousands of cancellations, and rail service has been stopped. Heavy rains are hampering evacuation efforts.

Source: Two killed as fierce typhoon hits Tokyo, millions told to evacuate – Reuters

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