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Tokyo braced for a battering as ‘worst storm in 60 years’ roars in

Tokyo braced for a battering as ‘worst storm in 60

Threat of widespread flooding and landslides compounded by an earthquake in nearby Chiba prefectureEvacuation orders were issued to more than 800,000 households in Tokyo on Saturday as super-typhoon Hagibis threatened power cuts and widespread flooding.Storm surges and high waves have raised sea levels by more than a metre along some stretches of the coast, and waters in Tokyo Bay are up by 50cm, increasing the danger of severe flooding in the city centre. Continue reading…

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Author : Gavin Blair in Tokyo and Jamie Doward

Publish date : 2019-10-12 20:03:11

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