It was on 12th October 2019 when torrential rain and tornado-like winds lashed in different parts of Japan. The Typhoon Hagibis hit the floor of Japan around 19:00 (local time) in the Izu Peninsula, southwest, Tokyo.
The experts say it is the biggest cyclone, Japan has seen in 60 years! Almost seven million people have been urged to leave their homes and have transferred to shelter homes. The train services, the phone connections all seem to have issues. Typhoon Hagibis is a category five storm that has slammed Japan on this weekend.
How much destruction has Hagibis caused?
According to NHK, a public broadcaster, more than 50 people have lost their lives till now, 198 have been reported injured, and 15 people are missing. Hagibis caused landslides and floodings with winds up to 140 kph! More than a million had to survive without power, and 120,000 homes are without water. Hagibis has not stopped here; it is on its verge to reach the east coast.
In Fukushima, Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) has reported receiving abnormal readings from the sensors of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Same has happened in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Japan faces, on average 20 Typhoons in a year, but Hagibis has caused record destruction in the country.
Rescue operations are continued in the country; thousands of police officers, military men and coastguards are trying to reach the victims.
Will Hagibis stop in Japan, or it is going to affect any other parts of the world?
For now, after Japan, Hagibis is going to target the UK. The Met Office has already warned about the typhoon.
A tweet from Met Office said: