Typhoon Faxing in Japan: Implications
Powerful typhoon "Fax" hit the capital of Japan.
Had overtaken Tokyo and the surrounding areas, it damaged the country's largest solar station, located on the territory of the Yamakura Reservoir in Chiba Prefecture. According to the NHK television channel, the strong gusts of wind that accompanied the passage of the cyclone led to the displacement of the solar panels located on the surface of the reservoir - some of them were deformed and caught fire. According to preliminary data, at least 50 solar panels are damaged.
Now "Fax" is moving to the north-east of Japan at a speed of 30 km / h. The wind speed in the center is 30 m / s, with gusts up to 50 m / s. The pressure at the center of the cyclone is 975 hectopascals.
As a result of the typhoon, 61 people were injured, two were killed. Due to the threat of floods and landslides, at least 3 thousand people were evacuated. In Tokyo and several other cities, classes in educational institutions were canceled, factories did not work.
According to the Fire Department of Japan, 26 structures were damaged as a result of the disaster. The roof of a small building on the territory of the Orthodox Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Tokyo was torn down, as a result of which a decision was made to temporarily close the temple. Temporary power outages affected about 920 thousand dwellings, including during a wire breakage by a fallen tree in the Shinagawa district of Tokyo. In Chiba Prefecture, heavy rains caused a landslide.
The approach of the cyclone led to the cancellation of at least 200 domestic and a number of international flights. There are also reports that about 5 thousand passengers arriving at Tokyo Narita Airport cannot reach the city, since the movement of trains and buses running between the capital’s main air harbor and the city center was stopped. As a result, people had to wait for hours for a taxi, and some walked along the tracks.
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