Hurricane blows throughout Tokyo space, killing 1, halting journey

Scaffolding hit by storm is seen at a parking zone at Haneda airport in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (Kyodo Information by way of AP)

TOKYO (AP) — A storm blew throughout the Tokyo metropolitan space Monday morning, killing one individual and inflicting dozens of accidents, whereas disrupting rush-hour journey and knocking out energy.

A number of railway and subway operators suspended providers and flights had been canceled at Tokyo airports as Hurricane Faxai handed over Chiba, a northern suburb of the Japanese capital, earlier than dawn, shaking properties with robust winds and battering the world with rain.

Authorities spokesman Yoshihide Suga informed reporters that he had obtained a report of 1 dying and harm attributable to toppling bushes and objects getting hurled by way of the air by the wind. He stated some 900,000 energy failures had been additionally reported.

The extreme climate in Japan comes after a separate storm, Lingling, lashed the Korean Peninsula over the weekend, leaving 5 folks lifeless in North Korea and three lifeless in South Korea.

North Korea’s official Rodong Sinmun newspaper printed a number of articles Monday describing nationwide restoration efforts, corresponding to rebuilding electrical energy methods, salvaging agricultural crops and supplying medication and different requirements to affected households. The storm toppled lots of of bushes, broken scores of buildings and knocked out energy to greater than 161,000 properties in South Korea.

The storm that hit Japan disrupted morning commutes and knocked over scaffolding, inflicting harm in a widespread space however no reported deaths.

The Japan Meteorological Company stated the storm reached the Pacific by late morning exiting Japan northeast of Tokyo with winds nonetheless blowing at 143 kilometers (89 miles) per hour with gusts as much as 198 kph (123 mph).

Kyodo Information company cited native authorities as saying at the least 30 folks had been damage in Chiba, Kanagawa and Shizuoka prefectures.

The normally congested trains and main stations had been much more crowded than traditional as soon as providers resumed, with trains stopping briefly and operating erratically.

“I am unable to go to work now, and I additionally needed to contact my clients,” stated Tsubasa Kikuchi, a 23 year-old actual property employee, who had been ready at Shimbashi station for greater than two hours. “That is troublesome.”

The climate company warned of mudslides and flooding after the heavy rain. Kyodo reported greater than 440 millimeters (17 inches) of rain had fallen within the metropolis of Izu in Shizuoka prefecture up to now 24 hours.


Related Press author Kim Tong-hyung in Seoul, South Korea, contributed to this report.

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