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These Photos Show The Destruction Of Typhoon Hagibis In Japan

Estimated to be Japan's largest storm in decades, Typhoon Hagibis slammed the country with torrential rain and heavy winds.

Posted on October 12, 2019, at 2:44 p.m. ET

Estimated to be the country's largest storm in decades, Typhoon Hagibis made landfall in Japan on Saturday evening local time, slamming islands with torrential rain and heavy winds.

The storm flooded rivers and caused secondary weather patterns like tornados that destroyed homes and public property in areas east of Tokyo.

Hagibis hit the capital, where streets were largely deserted and people were bunkered down, moving past the city by midnight, but not before flooding some sections.

Prior to the storm, Japan's weather agency issued the highest-level warning for rain in seven prefectures.

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The sun cuts through clouds as it sets behind the Okuchichibu Mountains outside Tokyo as Japan braces for Typhoon Hagibis.

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Sandbags are piled on a seawall in preparation for Typhoon Hagibis on the seashore in Yokohama on Friday.

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High waves caused by Typhoon Hagibis break on the shores of Senjojiki, Shirahama town, Wakayama prefecture, Japan.

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A man covers over a doorway to a pachinko parlor ahead of the arrival of Typhoon Hagibis.

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A woman walks past empty shelves in a store in Tokyo on Oct. 11 as typhoon Hagibis heads toward the city.

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People take photos during sunset near Osaka Station, as Typhoon Hagibis approaches Japan.

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A residential area is flooded in Ise, Mie Prefecture, central Japan, ahead of the arrival of Typhoon Hagibis.

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Destroyed houses, cars, and power poles, which according to local media were believed to be caused by a tornado, are seen as Typhoon Hagibis approaches the Tokyo area in Ichihara on Saturday.

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A tornado, caused by the conditions around Typhoon Hagibis, swept through Ichihara, east of Tokyo, destroying homes, power lines, and other property.

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Damaged houses caused by weather patterns from Typhoon Hagibis are seen in Ichihara, Chiba prefecture, on Saturday.

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People look at the flooded Tama River during Typhoon Hagibis on Saturday in Tokyo. Typhoon Hagibis is the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan this year and has been classed by the Japan Meteorological Agency as a "violent typhoon" — the highest category on Japan's typhoon scale.

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Roads are flooded due to heavy rains caused by Typhoon Hagibis at Setagaya ward in Tokyo.

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A café lies submerged as the Tama River floods during Typhoon Hagibis.

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Evacuated residents sit inside a shelter to wait out the storm in Tokyo on Saturday ahead of Typhoon Hagibis's expected landfall in central or eastern Japan later in the evening.

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Formula One spectators who evacuated from Typhoon Hagibis gather at a makeshift accommodation at the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit in central Japan.

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A pedestrian with a broken umbrella braves the elements in the Aoyama district of Tokyo as the effects of Typhoon Hagibis begin to be felt in Japan's capital.


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