Typhoon Hagibis lashes out in central to northern Japan and is reported to be one of the strongest typhoons to hit the country in years.
According to Japan Times, typhoon Hagibis was ‘lashing wide areas of the nation.’ Landfall is also expected later today, Saturday. People were also advised to evacuate.
Reportedly, at least one person was killed and several others were injured as the super typhoon hit central Japan, as per CNN.
Accordingly. the storm had started to get weak as it approached Japan but is still dangerous and is equivalent to Category 3 Atlantic hurricane, with its maximum winds of up to 195 kilometers per hour.
Honshu, the main island of Japan is greatly affected on its central and southern parts.
Japan police declared that a 49 year old man in Ichirara City, Chiba was killed on the spot when a tornado flipped his car Saturday morning.
As per reports, at least five other people including three children were injured as the tornado passed through the city, located approximately 30 kilometers southeast of Tokyo, according to the fire authorities.
Approximately 10,000 households in the Kanto, Tokyo and Chiba areas don’t have power, as per Japanese provider, TEPCO.
Tokyo also was a victim of a typhoon that resulted in 1,000 deaths 61 years ago.