Typhoon Faxai cuts power to 900,000 homes in Tokyo

epa07829141 A truck lies on its side due to strong wind generated by Typhoon Faxai on a highway in Tomisato, Chiba prefecture, near Tokyo, Japan, 09 September 2019. Typhoon Faxai landed near Tokyo overnight, affecting commuters from the early morning on due to suspended train and airlines services. According to latest media reports, 20 people were injured as a result of the storm. EPA-EFE/JIJI PRESS JAPAN OUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/ NO ARCHIVES

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More than 900,000 homes have been left without power after Typhoon Faxai made landfall near Tokyo.

With winds of up to 210km/h, Faxai is one of the strongest typhoons to hit the Japanese capital in a decade.

The powerful typhoon wreaked havoc with Tokyo’s transportation system, causing significant travel disruptions in the metropolitan area Monday morning, affecting hundreds of thousands of commuters at the start of the week.

Typhoon Faxai disrupts Tomisato
A truck lies on its side due to strong wind generated by Typhoon Faxai on a highway in Tomisato, Chiba prefecture, near Tokyo, Japan, 09 September 2019. EPA-EFE/JIJI PRESS 

More than 130 flights were cancelled, and train lines closed for hours, disrupting the morning commute.

Typhoon Faxai disrupts Tokyo
A damaged scaffold is seen at a parking building of Haneda airport in Tokyo, Japan, 09 September 2019.EPA-EFE/JIJI PRESS 

Power cuts hit 910,000 people in the Tokyo area, Japan’s national broadcaster NHK said on Monday morning.

The entire city of Kanagawa lost power at one stage, and authorities warned against going outside.

 

Via Japan Times

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