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The Latest: Typhoon leaves 7 dead, 15 missing in Japan


Added 10-12-19 11:03:01pm EST - “The Latest on the damage from Typhoon Habigis in Japan (all times local):” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “The Latest: Typhoon leaves 7 dead, 15 missing in Japan”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Japan’s chief government spokesman Yoshihide Suga says Typhoon Hagibis has left seven dead and 15 missing.

He says damage to housing from the flooding is extensive but promised recovery is on its way. Some 376,000 homes are without electricity, and 14,000 homes lack running water.

Boats as well as helicopters are being deployed to the flooded areas, while rescue crew are digging through dirt in other areas to try to get people out from homes buried by landslides.

Rescue efforts for people stranded in flooded areas are in full force after a powerful typhoon dashed heavy rainfall and winds through a widespread area of Japan, including Tokyo.

Public broadcaster NHK TV reported Sunday the typhoon had left three people dead, one person in cardiac arrest, 17 missing and 80 injured.

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