Typhoon Hagibis Hits Japan


Alexis Bitnar, Fresh Face Editor

Typhoon Hagibis hit Japan with up to 140 mph winds at 7 pm on Saturday, October 12, 2019. It was the worst storm to hit the country in decades. Currently, at least 40 people are dead and 16 missing. Around 92,000 houses now have no power, and more than 3 feet of rain fell in 48 hours, which is a new record in Japan. Other than ruining houses, streets, and buildings, it canceled three Rugby World Cup matches.

Many Japanese citizens wore snorkels and googles into the record-breaking water looking for survivors. In Japan their was also a train depot that held 10 high speed bullet trains flooded and more than 100 rivers flooded over in Nagano, Japan. Japan is now starting their long journey to recovery by cleaning up roads and building structures, and pumping water from flooded areas into washes.