It is reported Reuters citing the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).
The city of Shizuoka, located southwest of Tokyo, was the most affected. A record 417 mm of rain fell there since the downpour began on Thursday.
The wind speed at the center of Typhoon Talas was about 65 km/h with maximum gusts of about 90 km/h.
Two men died as a result of the typhoon. The first, a 40-year-old man, died in a landslide caused by the typhoon. The second, a 29-year-old man, was found dead after his car plunged into a body of water.
“Talas” also caused power outages in tens of thousands of homes. According to Chubu Electric Power Grid Co, about 120,000 households were left without power after the landslide knocked down two power poles. Power was restored to most homes in the morning, but 2,800 households are still without power. It is noted that recovery may take several months.
Also, the operation of some high-speed trains, which were not running due to heavy rain, was resumed.
The JMA, while downgrading the typhoon on Saturday morning, is predicting worsening weather conditions in Shizuoka in the coming days and urging residents to be cautious. Also, the city of Yokohama, 30 km south of Tokyo, has issued evacuation recommendations for approximately 3,000 residents.
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