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Typhoon slams into southern Japan

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posted on Oct, 20 2004 @ 02:56 PM
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This is the tenth one to hit the shore of Japan this year.


With an 800-kilometre (500 mile) radius of powerful winds, Tokage is the 10th typhoon to make landfall in Japan this year, and the strongest to hit Japan for nearly two decades.

More than 150 people have died so far this season, which has seen a record number of typhoons hit the Japanese mainland.

Parts of southern Japan, especially in Miyazaki prefecture, have been virtually shut down because of the typhoon.

By 2200 local time (1300 GMT) Tokage was located near Ida, about 170 km west of Tokyo.


Map showing path:

More than 200 people were injured as a result of Typhoon Tokage.

Just more horrible weather.

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[edit on 20-10-2004 by MacKiller]




posted on Oct, 20 2004 @ 08:28 PM
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Typhoon toll rises to 31

"JAPAN'S deadliest storm in more than a decade unleashed flash floods that washed away entire hillsides, killing 31 people and leaving at least 39 people missing before it veered east into the Pacific Ocean today.

This year's typhoons have far outstripped the previous post-World War II record of six, set in 1990."


EDIT: It was just raised to 51 dead, 30 missing.
Typhoon toll rises to 51

[edit on 2004/10/21 by Hellmutt]



posted on Oct, 21 2004 @ 04:19 PM
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Another update.
Deathtoll rising...

"Typhoon No. 23 has killed at least 67 as of Thursday night, while leaving 21 people missing and 351 injured, Kyodo News reported based on its count.

67 killed in Japan by typhoon





 
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