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…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/12/japan-typhoon-hagibis-tokyo-earthquake-rugby-flood-rain
Author : Gavin Blair in Tokyo and Jamie Doward
Publish date : 2019-10-12 20:03:11
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