Typhoon Recovery Continues As Death Toll Hits 75


Typhoon recovery continues as death toll hits 75

People in areas of Japan hit by Typhoon Hagibis are struggling to recover four days after flooding left their communities under water. NHK has learned the death toll has now risen to 75. Rescuers are searching for 10 people who are still missing.

People in Tochigi Prefecture are cleaning up. Residents are removing waterlogged flooring, furniture and electronics. Volunteers have been dispatched in some locations to help the elderly get mud out of their homes.

South of Tokyo, more than 100 police are searching for a couple in their 60s believed to have been hit by a landslide.

Authorities are still trying to get a full picture of the typhoon's aftermath. Heavy rain burst at least 90 levees along rivers across the country. NHK has learned over 16,000 houses were submerged.

More than 110,000 households are without water, and thousands still have no electricity. It's unclear how long it will take to fully restore service.

Weather officials warn that a low-pressure system could dump more heavy rain on northern and eastern Japan on Friday and Saturday.

They're urging people in disaster-hit areas to stay on alert, saying that even a small amount of rain could trigger more flooding or landslides.