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The freak storm dumped more than 1.1 meters of snow in Yamanashi prefecture in central Japan, the most in more than a century of record-keeping, and lesser amounts across a wide swathe of the eastern and northeastern parts of the nation. Tokyo was hit by 27 cm (10.6 inches).
By Tuesday, least 23 people had died, including some killed in traffic accidents or by being caught under snow that fell from roofs. Several died in cars stuck in the snow, apparently from carbon monoxide poisoning as they ran their car engines to keep warm.
At the peak of the storm, thousands of households lost power and hundreds of flights were canceled. Train services were disrupted and highways closed, with some of the nation's main arteries jammed with cars, some for days.
Toyota Motor Corp resumed operations at three plants in central Japan on Tuesday after suspending them a day earlier due to disruption in the supply of parts, but the outlook was unclear for another Toyota plant. Other carmakers suffered similar disruptions.
reply to post by pheonix358
apologies for momentarily sidetracking from the topic, but its my understanding, that anyone who would pray to christ (or christian God), would never dare pray to any other entity (other than mary), as such a thing is forbidden by christ / God, and taken as a complete abonimation against god apparently ... i am open to correction though, as i am not a christian myself (at the moment) ... and appreciate your sincere warm intent .. but believe praying in such a manner, if having any divine effect at all, would likely be detrimental as opposed to constructive ...
thanks to OP for starting the thread ... my thoughts and prayers are also with you(s)
Record snowfall hit eastern Japan over the weekend leaving thousands of people stranded in their homes. Remote towns in the eastern region of Honshu, Japan’s main island, especially in Yamanashi Prefecture were buried under 100 cm (almost 40 inches) of snow and were requesting for help from the Japanese Self-Defense Forces (SDF) on Monday.