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(Update 3) Typhoon Hagibis Lands in Japan; One Dead, Another Missing, 33 Injured

(Update 3) Typhoon Hagibis Lands in Japan; One Dead, Another Missing, 33 Injured

   Tokyo, Oct. 12 (Jiji Press)--Very big and powerful Typhoon Hagibis made landfall in the Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture, central Japan, shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday (10 a.m. GMT), the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
   The 19th typhoon of this year brought record-breaking rains and strong winds in the Tokai central region, in which Shizuoka is located, and the Kanto eastern region including Tokyo.
   At 3:30 p.m., the agency issued special heavy rain warnings to Tokyo and six prefectures--Gunma, Saitama, Kanagawa, Yamanashi, Shizuoka and Nagano. Municipalities covered by the special rain warnings included the cities of Hachioji and Machida in Tokyo, the cities of Honjo and Chichibu in Saitama, the cities of Sagamihara and Odawara in Kanagawa, and the cities of Atami and Izu in Shizuoka.
   A special warning is issued when serious disasters are imminent or have already occurred. At 7:50 p.m., the agency issued special heavy rain alerts to five more prefectures--Miyagi, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi and Niigata.
   It is the first time for Tokyo, Gunma, Saitama, Kanagawa, Yamanashi, Shizuoka, Nagano, Fukushima and Niigata to have such heavy rain alerts. Miyagi, Ibaraki and Tochigi faced special heavy rain warnings during torrential rains that hit the areas in 2015.

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