- Title: Rescue continues after deadly typhoon floods towns in Japan, kills 31
- Date: 14th October 2019
- Summary: NAGANO CITY, JAPAN (OCTOBER 14, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF POLICE OFFICERS KNOCKING ON DOOR TO CHECK FOR PEOPLE VARIOUS OF POLICE OFFICERS CHECKING INSIDE CAR VARIOUS OF POLICE OFFICERS WALKING IN WATER FOR RESCUE VARIOUS OF RESCUE IN PROGRESS WORKERS MOVING DEBRIS FROM MUDDY ROAD CARS FLIPPED TO THEIR SIDES ON MUDDY STREET RESCUERS WADING THROUGH FLOOD WATER WITH RUBBER DINGHY RESCUERS ON RUBBER DINGHY VARIOUS OF FARMER LOOKING AT DAMAGED FARM (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) RESIDENT OF DAMAGED AREA, TOSHIO YONEZAWA, SAYING: "All four of my family are safe, but cars and farm machines are all dead." VARIOUS OF JAPANESE SELF-DEFENSE FORCES HELICOPTER ON SEARCH MISSION DAMAGED APPLE TREE IN FLOOD WATER APPLES FLOATING IN FLOOD WATER VARIOUS OF RESIDENTS WALKING THROUGH FLOODED STREET DAMAGED TRUCK IN WATER (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) WORKER IN DAMAGED AREA, HIROSHI NOZAKI, SAYING: "When I came here yesterday, the water level here was above 1 meter (3 feet) and this place was like a sea. I work in this area and thought this area wouldn't be able to function for a while." VARIOUS OF RESCUERS WORKING VARIOUS OF CARS IN WATER
- Embargoed: 28th October 2019 02:57
- Keywords: Japan typhoon aftermath death toll damages troops rescuers
- Location: NAGANO CITY, JAPAN
- City: NAGANO CITY, JAPAN
- Country: Japan
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Wind/Hurricane/Typhoons/Tornadoes
- Reuters ID: LVA001B12HGLJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Tens of thousands of troops and rescue workers continue on Monday (October 14) to save stranded residents and fight floods caused by one of the worst typhoons to hit the country in recent history.
At least 31 people were killed in the typhoon that left vast sections of towns in central and eastern Japan under water, with another 15 missing and 186 injured, public broadcaster NHK said. Typhoon Hagibis, which paralyzed Tokyo on Saturday and dumped record levels of rain around Japan also left about 100,000 homes without power.
Some of the worst damage hit the central Japanese city of Nagano, where the Chikuma River inundated swaths of land and forced military helicopters to airlift people from homes.
Toshio Yonezawa, a resident of the damaged area who has spent nights in an evacuation center, said his farm and farm equipment were all damaged by the torrential rain.
Typhoon Hagibis, which means "speed" in the Philippine language Tagalog, made landfall on Japan's main island of Honshu on Saturday (October 12) evening and headed out to sea early on Sunday (October 13).
(Production: Kwiyeon Ha, Kim Kyung-Hoon)
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