Typhoon Hagibis: Japan deploys 110,000 rescuers after worst storm in decades

Hurricane Hagibis: Japan deploys 110,000 rescuers after worst storm in a long time



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Hurricane Hagibis is the worst storm to hit the nation in a long time

Greater than 110,000 persons are participating in search and rescue operations after Hurricane Hagibis struck Japan on Saturday.

The hurricane – the worst storm to hit the nation in a long time – has left at the least 31 lifeless, with 15 lacking.

Hurricane Hagibis additionally precipitated the cancellation of three Rugby World Cup matches however the important thing match between Japan and Scotland went forward.

Japan gained 28-21 and to succeed in the quarter-finals for the primary time.

Afterwards, nationwide group coach Jamie Joseph paid tribute to these affected.

“Everybody who’s struggling with the hurricane, this recreation was all for you guys. The group was huge for us, and immediately was greater than only a recreation,” he mentioned.

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Japan reached the quarter-finals of the Rugby World CUp

The hurricane has weakened and moved away from land however has left a path of destruction.

Hundreds of law enforcement officials, fireplace fighters, coast guard, and army at the moment are working to succeed in these trapped by landslides and floods.

Within the central prefecture of Nagano, group of rescuers carrying snorkels and goggles started trying to find survivors in waist-high water.

The Prime Minister’s Workplace of Japan mentioned the rescuers would concentrate on “homes remoted by floods… and seek for these unaccounted for”.

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The twister has destroyed homes and automobiles in its path

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Many properties nonetheless stay submerged in floodwaters

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Hundreds are left struggling to scrub up

Round 92,000 households stay with out energy – down from 262,000 households on Sunday – with 120,000 experiencing water outages.

Greater than seven million individuals have been urged to go away their properties on the peak of the storm, however it’s thought solely 50,000 stayed in shelters.

The capital Tokyo was left comparatively unscathed however different cities and cities throughout the nation have been inundated by water.

Greater than 1m (3ft) of rain fell within the city of Hakone, the best complete ever recorded in Japan over 48 hours.

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Media captionTroops and rescue employees are battling flooding within the wake of the lethal storm

In Nagano, levees alongside the Chikuma river gave means, sending flood water into residential areas.

It was solely final month that Hurricane Faxai wreaked havoc on elements of Japan, damaging 30,000 properties, most of which haven’t but been repaired.


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