NHK reported that the evacuation was announced to over 50,000 people in Mie, Tokyo, Shizuoka, Chiba and Gunma prefectures. In addition, another 4.2 million people were recommended to evacuate the area.
The evacuation announcement means that there is a threat to people's lives and health because of the approach of typhoon Hagibis, extremely strong.
More than 770,000 people in Chiba prefecture near Tokyo have already run out of electricity, agency Kyodo citing the electricity company TEPCO. A trunk of water hit the city of Ichihara in this prefecture, having destroyed several buildings and torn roofs. According to the channel NHK, one person, who was found in a toppled pickup truck, passed away, five others were injured.
Destroyed buildings and cars are seen after high winds in Ichihara, Chiba, near Tokyo, this Saturday, October 12, 2019
Airlines have canceled more than 2,000 flights, in the capital region the movement of public transport has been suspended.
Typhoon, already 19th this year, advances to the archipelago of Japan from the southeast. The wind speed in the center of the typhoon is about 45 m / s, with gusts up to 65 m / s. This speed is sufficient to tip over a truck or knock down trees and power lines.
It is already raining in Tokyo right now and the rain is accompanied by heavy wind.
Tokyo River water level is rising
On the eve of typhoon, the most important foodstuffs disappeared from Tokyo stores – water, bread, noodles and gas cylinders. Pharmacies and many shops closed their doors with the typhoon's arrival.
Meteorologists compare it with Typhoon Kanagawa, who led the lives of 1,269 people. Typhoon Hagibis will hit the country's Pacific coast, including the central region.