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Storm blows across Japan, Korean peninsula, killing 9

Storm blows across Japan, Korean peninsula, killing 9

Kyodo reported more than 440 millimeters (17 inches) of rain had fallen in the city of Izu in Shizuoka prefecture in the past 24 hours. Footage from a nearby security camera showed she had been smashed against a building by strong winds, NHK reported.

A fierce hurricane lashed the capital with winds of more than 100mph causing chaos across the country.

The All Blacks departed for Japan on an 11-hour flight to Tokyo this morning, New Zealand time, to prepare for the Rugby World Cup.

A satellite broadcast television receiving antenna blown away by strong winds caused by Typhoon Faxai.

Inbound and outbound trains have also been suspended, according to reports.

An evacuation advisory was issued Sunday night for about 150,000 people in the Kanagawa, Shizuoka, and Tokyo prefectures, with evacuation preparation information delivered to about 2.5 million people, according to NHK.

And trains running to and from Narita International Airport were halted, with buses and taxis the only options left to those arriving or hoping to fly out.

A crowd of passengers is seen as they wait for operations of train services to resume in a snarl caused by Typhoon Faxai at Urawa station in Saitama north of Tokyo Japan
Typhoon Faxai set to disrupt air travel in Japan

Railway operators in the Tokyo metropolitan area suspended nearly all their operations from their first runs on September 9, causing disarray among hordes of commuters.

The French team managed to sneak in just ahead of the typhoon and reach their training camp near Mount Fuji.

Temperatures were set to shoot up to unseasonably hot levels in the wake of the storm, with 36 degrees Celsius (96.8 Fahrenheit) predicted in Tokyo, prompting authorities to warn of the danger of heatstroke.

The typhoon is now forecast to move northeast away from Japan and into the open Pacific over the next day, with maximum wind speeds expected to weaken to 26 miles per hour by Tuesday, according to JMA.

A powerful typhoon with potentially record winds and rain has battered the Tokyo region, sparking evacuation warnings to tens of thousands, widespread blackouts and transport disruption.

In late August, heavy rains left three people dead as massive floods also hit western Japan.

"Every single 1 of the 20 teams goes into the World Cup with the concentrate on of becoming at their most effective". On Sunday night, Faxai began plowing its way up the bay, bringing unsafe winds inland as it passed just west of Chiba City and making landfall early Monday.

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