A big typhoon stuck the Kanto region (and surrounding areas) of Japan causing massive flooding and mudslide this week.
The Japan Times reported (in part):
The flooding was partly the result of Typhoon Etau, which brought high winds and heavy rains when it slammed into Japan Wednesday morning. The Kanto region and surrounding districts were particularly badly hit.
The weather agency issued a rare special warning to residents of Tochigi and Ibaraki prefectures, urging them to take immediate action, such as seeking secure shelter.
The rain triggered widespread floods, landslides and travel disruption.Generally, typhoon season in Japan is between May and October, with August and September the peak months.
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