People Still Without Water Following Storm Hagibis

People still without water following storm Hagibis

More than 138,000 households in 13 prefectures are still without water after Typhoon Hagibis swept through Japan over the weekend.

As of 5 p.m. Monday, 45,400 households in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, lacked tap water service.

Severe Tropical Storm Sweeps Across Japan

Severe tropical storm sweeps across Japan

Widespread flooding has been recorded in central and eastern Japan after Typhoon Hagibis ripped through the main island of Honshu. Hagibis has since been downgraded to a severe tropical storm.

The Meteorological Agency has lowered its highest heavy rain emergency warning for Fukushima Prefecture.

Storm Surge Warning For Evening High Tide

Storm surge warning for evening high tide

Authorities monitoring Typhoon Hagibis on its approach to Japan say storm surges and violent seas are likely in the Kanto and Tokai regions toward the evening, when the tide level is expected to reach its peak.

They say that as of 2 p.m., sea levels were already about one meter higher than usual.

Foreigners Encouraged To Watch Storm Information

Foreigners encouraged to watch storm information

Japan's government is calling on foreign students and trainees to use smartphone apps and other means to keep up to date on the approaching typhoon.

Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai said in a news conference on Thursday that his ministry is asking them to pay attention to weather information as Typhoon Hagibis nears mainland Japan.

Severe Tropical Storm Tapah Batters Japan

Severe tropical storm Tapah batters Japan

Severe tropical storm Tapah is battering parts of western Japan as it moves northeast over the Sea of Japan. It is bringing strong winds and heavy rain to wide areas of Japan.

The Meteorological Agency says Tapah will likely bring strong winds and heavy rain to wide areas of Japan on Monday. It is warning of strong winds, mudslides, high waves, flooding and swollen rivers, as well as lightning strikes and sudden wind gusts.

Severe Tropical Storm Tapah Hits Japan

Severe tropical storm Tapah hits Japan

Strong winds and heavy rain are battering parts of southwestern Japan as the severe tropical storm Tapah approaches. The storm is expected to affect most regions of the country through Monday.

The Meteorological Agency says Tapah will likely keep heading north-east, approaching northern Kyushu and the Chugoku region before heading out to the Sea of Japan.

About 480 Flights Cancelled Due To Tropical Storm

About 480 flights cancelled due to tropical storm

Airline companies operating in Japan have canceled about 480 domestic flights scheduled for Sunday and Monday due to severe tropical storm Tapah.

The flights are mostly to and from the southwestern island of Kyushu, including airports in Fukuoka, Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Kagoshima, and Saga.

Tropical Storm Tapah Approaching Kyushu

Tropical storm Tapah approaching Kyushu

Japanese weather officials say severe tropical storm Tapah will likely approach the country's southwestern island of Kyushu on Sunday.

The Meteorological Agency estimates that as of 4 p.m. on Sunday, Tapah was over waters about 70 kilometers west-southwest of Goto city, Nagasaki Prefecture. The storm was moving north-northeast at 30 kilometers per hour.

Tropical Storm Tapah Approaching Kyushu, Chugoku

Tropical storm Tapah approaching Kyushu, Chugoku

Japanese weather officials say severe tropical storm Tapah will likely approach southwestern island of Kyushu on Sunday.

The Meteorological Agency said that as of 1 p.m. on Sunday, Tapah was situated over the East China Sea and was moving north-northeast at 30 kilometers per hour.

Over 400 Flights On Sunday Canceled Due To Storm

Over 400 flights on Sunday canceled due to storm

Airline companies operating in Japan have canceled more than 400 domestic flights scheduled for Sunday due to severe tropical storm Tapah.

The flights are mostly to and from the southwestern island of Kyushu, including airports in Fukuoka, Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Kagoshima, and Saga.

Tropical Storm Tapah Heading Toward Kyushu

Tropical storm Tapah heading toward Kyushu

Japanese weather officials say severe tropical storm Tapah will likely approach the country's southwestern island of Kyushu on Sunday.

The Meteorological Agency estimates that as of 10 a.m. on Sunday, Tapah was situated over the East China Sea and was moving north-northeast at 30 kilometers per hour.