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Typhoon Talas Rips Through Japan

Heavy rains and mudslides killed at least 18 people and left more than 50 missing after a powerful typhoon ripped through western Japan
Typhoon Talas brought heavy rain and winds of up to 68mph after making landfall on Shikoku island on Saturday.
The season's 12th typhoon is now moving slowly north across the Sea of Japan, the country's Meteorological Agency said today.



Drowned world: Typhoon Talas swamps a town in Kiho, central Japan on Sunday:


Brought down: An iron bridge over the Nachi River in Nachikatsuura town, Wakayama:


Talas had crossed the southern Japanese island of Shikoku and the central part of the main island of Honshu early on Sunday.
But because of the storm's slow speed, weathermen warned heavy rains and strong winds would continue, increasing the likelihood of more floods and landslides.

Nearly 500,000 people in western and central Japan were issued with evacuation orders and advisories, the Kyodo News agency reported.
The worst hit areas were in Nara and Wakayama prefectures, with homes swept away by flood waters and landslides.





Three homes were buried in a landslide in Wakayama prefecture, and one woman who was rescued later died, four remained missing and a 14-year old girl was saved from the debris, police said.
They said 10 people were dead and 32 people were missing.
In nearby Nara Prefecture NHK TV said seven people were missing after their homes were swept away down a river.







Police said that among the dead were a woman who appeared to be in her 30s whose body was found in a river in Ehime prefecture on Shikoku, police said.
And a 73-year-old man in Nara prefecture died after a landslide caused his house to collapse.
TV footage showed a bridge swept away after intense rainfall, which swelled a normally placid river to a raging brown torrent.
People holding umbrellas were seen wading through knee-deep water in city streets.

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Those guys can't get a break for nothing.

What a shame. That island is absolutely beautiful once you get away from the big cities and the cities are the neatest looking places.


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If Mother Nature dosen't leave this country alone it's gonna disappear into the ocean!

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Fucking fuckety fuck. What next for these folks?

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Re: Typhoon Talas Rips Through Japan

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More than 100 dead or missing after Japan typhoon
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TOKYO — A deadly typhoon has left at least 100 people dead or missing after ravaging western Japan, officials said, heaping yet more misery onto a nation trying to recover from the March tsunami.

Talas brought torrential rain and strong winds when it made landfall Saturday, swelling rivers and triggering landslides that swept away buildings in the southwestern island of Shikoku, Kii peninsula and the Chugoku region.

At least 50 people have been confirmed dead in nine prefectures.

With more than 50 people still missing, the storm looks likely to be Japan's deadliest since October 1979, when a powerful typhoon claimed 115 lives, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

In hard-hit Wakayama alone, 35 were killed and 33 remain unaccounted for, officials said.

Talas, which moved away from Japan on Sunday, has since been downgraded to a tropical storm but the remnants of its weather system, together with the offshore northbound Typhoon Noru, continued to inflict heavy rains on northern Japan.

Heavy rains brought more misery across a nation trying to recover from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, with a 56-year-old man having drowned in Saitama prefecture, northwest of Tokyo, officials said on Wednesday.

In Nara, local police and rescuers found one body buried in mud on Wednesday morning, which raised the death toll to five in a prefecture where many more are missing, a local police officer said.

Massive landslides since the weekend had cut off access routes to thousands living in mountainous communities, but local officials said rescuers have managed to provide supplies to many places.

In Wakayama prefecture, the number of stranded had been reduced from around 4,500 to 225, largely due to the restoration of access roads, a local government official said.

New Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, who was sworn in last week, plans to visit the affected areas on Friday to inspect the typhoon damage.

Noda will also visit Fukushima on Thursday, home to a nuclear plant crippled by the March 11 disaster at the centre of the world's worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl 25 years ago.
http://www.japantoday.com/category/n...ead-or-missing

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