Millions Evacuate As Typhoon Strikes Japan, Causing Injury and Death


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Typhoon Hagibis made landfall in Japan Saturday around 7 p.m. local time, bringing heavy rain and violent winds resulting in injuries and deaths.

Before the typhoon even reached land, it had already brought landslides and massive flooding throughout the country. Japan was also hit with an earthquake earlier Saturday. Measuring at a magnitude of 5.7, it hit just off of the coast near Tokyo.

Multiple regions were issued evacuation advisories throughout the day and local governments reportedly ordered more than 4 million to leave their homes.

Media reports say the storm has left at least 90 people injured, 10 missing and two dead. Japan’s public broadcast network said Tokyo officials summoned Self-Defense Forces to help with rescue operations.

All flights to and from Tokyo have been canceled until Sunday morning at the earliest.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.

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