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Typhoon Kills 1, Injures Dozens in Tokyo Area

Typhoon Faxai knocks out power to 900K
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 9, 2019 12:33 AM CDT
In this Sept. 8, 2019, photo, a high wave hits beach as a typhoon approaches in Shizuoka city, central Japan.   (Kyodo News via AP)
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(Newser) – A typhoon blew across the Tokyo metropolitan area Monday morning, killing one person and causing dozens of injuries, while disrupting rush-hour travel and knocking out power. Several railway and subway operators suspended services and flights were canceled at Tokyo airports as Typhoon Faxai passed over Chiba, a northern suburb of the Japanese capital, before daybreak, shaking homes with strong winds and battering the area with rain, the AP reports. Government spokesman Yoshihide Suga told reporters that he had received a report of one death and damage caused by toppling trees and objects being hurled through the air by the wind. He said some 900,000 power failures were also reported.

The severe weather in Japan comes after a separate typhoon, Lingling, lashed the Korean Peninsula over the weekend, leaving five people dead in North Korea and three dead in South Korea. North Korea's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper published several articles Monday describing nationwide recovery efforts, such as rebuilding electricity systems, salvaging agricultural crops, and supplying medicine and other necessities to affected families. The storm toppled hundreds of trees, damaged scores of buildings and knocked out power to more than 161,000 homes in South Korea.

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