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Japan Experiences Flooding And Mudslides

Japan Experiences Flooding And Mudslides As Typhoon Hits

(BBC) As one of the worst storms to hit Japan in recent memory pummels the nation, rescue personnel have issued warnings about mudslides and flooding.

At least two people have died and 90 others have been hurt as a result of Typhoon Nanmadol since it made landfall on the southern island of Kyushu on Sunday morning.

Over 350,000 households without electricity, and nine million people have been ordered to leave.

The following 24 hours should see up to 400mm (16 inches) of rain, according to forecasts.

Tokyo’s capital saw a lot of rain, and the Tozai underground line was shut down due to flooding.

Numerous flights, ferries, and bullet train services have been canceled, and stores and businesses have closed. Local video footage shows billboards falling down and roofing being torn off of buildings.

To track the storm’s effects, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida postponed his trip to New York, where he was scheduled to address the UN General Assembly, until Tuesday.

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