Many Chiba Residents Still Without Power

Many Chiba residents still without power

A week after Typhoon Faxai struck Chiba Prefecture, life is still difficult for many people, with water and power yet to be restored to thousands of residents.

The typhoon swept through the greater Tokyo area on September 8 and 9. Up to 640,000 homes in Chiba were left without power.

Tokyo Electric Power Company says nearly 80,000 households still have no electricity. The company says it will take until September 27 to get the lights back on in about 20 municipalities.

About 17,000 houses still had no tap water as of Sunday.

Public announcement systems, phones and online networks also remain unavailable in some areas.