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From: THOMAS WEBER
11.10.2019 - 09:50

Monster typhoon reaches Japan

Up to 1,000 l/m² of rain have been forecasted

Monster Typhoon Hagibis (comparable with a category 5 hurricane) will ensure serious devastations in large parts of Japan over the next 48 hours. Up to 1,000 mm of rain have been forecasted for the region around Nagoya, Tokyo is expecting 750 l/m² of rain. Peak wind speeds of 250 km/h and maximum wave heights of 13 metres prove just how brutal Typhoon Hagibis is.

Thousands of flights, train connections, and numerous events have already been canceled. A RED level warning has been issued at the southeastern coastline.

The last typhoon of this scale, Typhoon Kanogawa, led to more than 1,200 fatalities in 1958.

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