Tens Of Thousands Still Without Power


Tens of thousands still without power

Tens of thousands of people are enduring another day without power after Typhoon Hagibis. Some areas still have no electricity or water supplies. But most rail and air services are back to normal.

More than forty-thousand homes were still without electricity Monday afternoon in the Greater Tokyo area and parts of central Japan.

It's the same for nearly thirty-thousand homes in Nagano Prefecture and several thousand in northeastern Japan.

130-thousand homes have no running water. People are also having problems with mobile phone reception in some areas.

Most bullet train services have resumed. The Yamagata bullet train returned to full service in the morning, while the Hokuriku line, which connects Tokyo with Kanazawa on the Sea of Japan coast, is running a restricted schedule.

Local trains in the Tokyo area are largely back to normal.

Domestic and international flights from Haneda and Narita airports are back on schedule, too.

But tourists spending this 3-day weekend in the resort town of Hakone, near Tokyo, are still dealing with disruptions. One popular train line has been blocked by landslides. The operator says it may take some time to get it fully running again.