Tokyo braces for direct hit from typhoon Faxai

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TOKYO: A strong typhoon that could bring 'historic' winds and rain was poised to make a direct hit on Tokyo later on Sunday (Sep 8), as ...

TOKYO: A strong typhoon that could bring"historic" winds and rain was poised to make a direct hit on Tokyo later on Sunday , as authorities warned of high waves, landslides and flooding.

Meteorological agency official Naoji Nakamura told reporters that"historic" winds and rains may be recorded. Central Japan Railway Company said it would cancel some 50 bullet trains connecting Tokyo with central and western Japanese cities, while ferries operating in Tokyo bay were also scrapped.Some 30 flights will be grounded later in the day and some coastal highways were closed in Kanagawa, west of Tokyo due to the storm, according to local media.

 

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