Typhoon Hagibis: millions across Japan told to evacuate homes

Tokyo braced for arrival of storm and up to 60cm of rain as flights and trains cancelled

More than 1 million people in Japan have been ordered to leave their homes as Typhoon Hagibis hit Tokyo, having already caused power outages, flooding and widespread travel disruption.

The storm is 870 miles (1,400km) wide, with gusts of up to 134mph. Hagibis is being compared to a typhoon in 1958 that killed 1,200 people and caused destruction across the Tokyo area and Shizuoka prefecture.

#TYPHOON #HAGIBIS IN #JAPAN#Tokyo's #Shinjuku Station now

5:30 pm on a Saturday evening

This is the busiest station in the world with an average of 3.5 million passengers a day

Tokyo has basically shut down the hatches today pic.twitter.com/9aC0SR9hWW

#台風19号 の大雨で #横浜国際総合競技場 隣接の投てき練習場が冠水していました。午後5時撮影。同競技場では明日、#ラグビー W杯の日本ースコットランド戦が予定です。(省)#大雨特別警報 #鶴見川 #神奈川 #小机 #JPNvSCO

タイムライン→https://t.co/aNQPxrrovt pic.twitter.com/pDtHJupH2s

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