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Typhoon Faxai targets Tokyo when more than 100,000 had to be evacuated from a "very strong" storm



A strong typhoon is expected to land near Tokyo late Sunday, causing wind speeds of up to 200 km / h and the risk of heavy rainfall leading to a "very powerful" storm located about 60 miles south of Tokyo and traveled to the northeast at about 12 miles per hour.

Forecasts warned that Central and East Japan, including Tokyo, could see record winds by Faxai when moving across the ocean with wind speeds up to 134 mph, Kyodo News reported. The maximum sustained wind speeds correspond to a category 2 or 3 hurricane.

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  Typhoon Faxai approaches East Japan on Sunday.

Typhoon Faxai approaches East Japan on Sunday.
(Japan Meteorological Agency)

The authorities issued evacuation orders to more than 100,000 people in parts of the prefectures of Kanagawa, Shizuoka, and Tokyo metropolitan areas, the Japanese broadcaster NHK reported.

An additional 2.4 million people in Kanagawa, Shizuoka prefectures and neighboring areas were advised to prepare for possible evacuations, NHK reported.

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Railway company JR East suspended traffic in the Greater Tokyo area The Tokyo area is open on Monday until 8 am as the tracks must be inspected after the storm.

Although there were no immediate reports of injuries or significant damage from the storm, eight surfers had to be rescued from waves in Shizuoka Prefecture after being washed ashore, local Japan Times officials said.

"Two helicopters were dispatched while special rescuers rushed to them," said a fire department spokesman for the news agency. "We took two of them to the hospital, but nobody was dying."

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Also at Haneda Airport in Tokyo, numerous flights were canceled due to death coming storm, Kyodo News reported.


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