6 Million People Urged to Evacuate as Typhoon Hagibis Makes Landfall in Japan
BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES
At least two people were killed, three are missing and more than 60 reported more injured as Typhoon Hagibis made landfall in Japan on Saturday. More than 6 million people have been urged to evacuate areas expected to be impacted by flooding from rains Japan has not seen in six decades. “We are seeing unprecedented rain,” an official with the Japan Meteorological Agency said Saturday. “Damage from floods and landslides is likely taking place already.” Tokyo’s Haneda airport halted all flights, leading to thousands of cancellations, and rail service has been suspended as the storm bears down, hampering evacuation efforts. Japan was last hit by a major story in 1958 when Kanogawa Typhoon left more than 1,200 people dead or missing.