October 12, 2019–Typhoon Hagibis, the largest storm to hit Japan in decades, slammed the country this weekend with extreme winds and heavy rain leading to dangerous conditions, flooding and landslides. A magnitude 5.7 earthquake also shook the Tokyo region Saturday evening. Nearly 4 million people have been evacuated and hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses are without power. The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued rare “highest-level” warnings in many areas.
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