Typhoon Faxai hits Japan

9 September 2019
2019-09-09 12:42

Strong wind and rain from Typhoon Faxai pummelled Japan's east coast on Sunday as the storm made landfall. Faxai, a woman's name in Lao, could dump as much as 300 millimetres of rain in the next 24 hours, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. Eyewitness videos captured the typhoon battering the city of Ito, Shizuoka and the Shinjuku district of Tokyo. National broadcaster NHK warned that high-speed winds could fell power lines and damage homes, while heavy rains could trigger flooding and landslides.

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