Torrential Rains And Strong Winds Hit Japan

Torrential rains and strong winds hit Japan

Umbrellas have proven to be futile in Japan -- as a fierce band of wet weather pounds the country's Pacific side.

Heavy rain and wind is continuing in and around Tokyo, and other regions north and south of the capital.

Strong gusts have toppled pedestrians as well as scaffolding.

At one point over 6,000 households were without power in the Kanto region.

More than 300 millimeters of rain fell during the last 24 hours in central Japan's Shizuoka Prefecture.
A landslide alert is in place in Fukushima prefecture.

Japan's meteorological agency warns of more gusts and rough seas along the country's eastern and northern coasts.