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The Japanese typhoon canceled 100 flights and 1 million without electricity



Typhoon Faxai landed in the coastal city of Chiba early Monday morning, causing heavy rain and wind at 120 mph, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

The storm then moved over Tokyo and Japan paralyzed transport. Tokyo's major subway stations were packed with commuters on Monday morning, all waiting for disused high-speed trains and subways.

Train traffic was resumed gradually in the morning, but there are still delays on all routes.

More than 100 flights to and from airports in Tokyo were canceled on Monday, including 49 flights from Japan Airlines and 41 from All Nippon Airways according to the airport website. The entire Keikyu railway connecting Tokyo and Yokohama with Haneda Airport is still out of service.

Highways were decommissioned, departing ships were closed at Port Tokyo and on the railroad tracks closed Sunday and Monday .
  A woman drives through a flooded area in Tokyo on September 9, 2019.

Photos show flooded streets dotted with fallen trees and branches. On Monday, workers used to burn signs and lamps that burned out, and Higashi Chiba Station employees inspected the roof, which was twisted and torn apart.

There are also widespread power outages – according to the public broadcaster NHK nearly one million households are without electricity. The entire islands of Shikinejima and Oshima off the south coast of the country lost to the power of Chiba on 9 May, according to the Tokyo Disaster Prevention Department
  the roof of Higashi Chiba Station caused by the Typhoon Faxai September 2019.

No deaths have been reported so far, but at least 10 people have been hospitalized. NHK said on Monday.

Prior to the typhoon, JMA issued warnings of storm surges, floods and landslides, and called on the public not to go outside.

In the prefectures of Kanagawa, Shizuoka and Tokyo, an evacuation recommendation for about 150,000 people was issued on Sunday evening. According to NHK, information about the evacuation preparation was sent to about 2.5 million people. Emergency shelters have been set up all over Tokyo, including Minato, Machida, Meguro and more.
  A fireman walks past a fallen tree in Tokyo on September 9, 2019, caused by the typhoon Faxai.
Until Monday, mid-morning, most evacuation orders in Tokyo were canceled and the storm warnings in Tokyo were lifted. Tokyo's civil protection management, however, warned residents against high winds.
The typhoon is expected to hit the open Pacific the next day northeast of Japan. The maximum wind speed is expected to decrease to 40 km / h until Tuesday according to JMA.


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