A powerful typhoon is forecast to bring up to 80 centimetres of rain and damaging winds to the Tokyo area and Japan's Pacific coast this weekend, and the government is warning residents to stockpile necessities and leave high-risk places before it's too dangerous.
Rugby World Cup matches and other events were cancelled on Saturday, and flights and train services were halted. In the town of Kiho southwest of Tokyo, shops were boarded up, boats were anchored and authorities checked coastal levees. Residents of Tokyo were buying batteries, bottled water, instant noodles and other food.
Meteorological Agency official Yasushi Kajihara said Typhoon Hagibis resembled a typhoon that hit the Tokyo region in 1958 with heavy rains and left a half-million houses flooded. More than 1,200 people died in that storm.
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10:04pm Friday night in Japan. Will pray all heeded the warnings, prepared to hunker down or get to higher ground. Doesn't sound like a storm you want to mess with.