- Title: Tokyo prepares for Typhoon Hagibis
- Date: 12th October 2019
- Summary: TOKYO, JAPAN (OCTOBER 12, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING IN RAIN WITH SHOPPING BAGS RAIN POURING RUGBY WORLD CUP BANNER AND LANTERNS IN RAIN SIGN READING (English): "RUGBY WORLD CUP 2019, JAPAN" PEOPLE GETTING INTO STATION SIGN SHOWING DELAY AND CANCELLATION OF TRAIN SERVICES VARIOUS OF STATION STAFF SEALING TICKET MACHINE (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) RESIDENT OF TOKYO, YUKI FUKUSHIMA, SAYING: "I came here to check if the shops are open but shops over there were closed. Not many of them seem to be open." (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) RESIDENT OF TOKYO, YOSHITARO MATSUSHITA, SAYING: "I walked outside for a bit and am soaked. I checked out the Meguro River nearby and its water level has gone up, I saw how heavy the rain is." MEGURO RIVER VARIOUS OF MEGURO RIVER FILLED WITH RAIN VARIOUS OF CARS ON STREET PEOPLE WALKING IN RAIN CONSTRUCTION SITE IN RAIN VARIOUS OF RAIN
- Embargoed: 26th October 2019 04:38
- Keywords: typhoon Hagibis Tokyo rain preparations
- Location: KUGENUMAKAIGAN, KANAGAWA, TOKYO, JAPAN
- City: KUGENUMAKAIGAN, KANAGAWA, TOKYO, JAPAN
- Country: Japan
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Sport,Wind/Hurricane/Typhoons/Tornadoes
- Reuters ID: LVA001B0SHW07
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The few people out on the streets of Tokyo on Saturday (October 12) hurried to their destinations as a powerful typhoon was set to make landfall later in the day, bringing with it the heaviest rain and winds in 60 years.
Typhoon Hagibis, which means "speed" in the Philippine language Tagalog, is due to make landfall on Japan's main island of Honshu late on Saturday, a month after one of the strongest typhoons to hit the country in recent years destroyed or damaged 30,000 houses and caused extensive power outages.
A number of municipal governments issued evacuation advisories to areas particularly at risk, including some in the most populous greater Tokyo region, according to public broadcaster NHK.
Stores, factories and subway systems have been shut down as a precaution, while Japanese Formula One Grand Prix organizers canceled all practice and qualifying sessions scheduled for Saturday. Two matches of the Rugby World Cup due to be played on Saturday were also cancelled.
(Production: Kwiyeon Ha)
- Copyright Holder: REUTERS
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