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Photos: Incredible images as Typhoon Hagibis swamps Japan

Typhoon Hagibis inundated central Japan’s Nagano with flood waters as it hit the city and surrounding areas on Saturday.

Rescue efforts for people stranded in flooded areas were in full force after the powerful storm caused heavy rainfall and winds through a widespread area of island nation, including Tokyo. Thirty-five people were reported dead so far, and 17 are missing.

Hagibis means “speed” in the Philippine language Tagalog, and the storm’s wind gusts were over 120 miles per hour. Japanese media reported about 200,000 homes without power. The storm also sank a Panama-registered cargo ship off the coast of Tokyo, killing five crew members and leaving three missing.

The government advised nearly 8 million people to evacuate, and a few died trying to make their way to shelters. By Sunday, blue skies had returned, and except for the extensive death and destruction, it was just another beautiful day.

Source: East Bay Photos: Incredible images as Typhoon Hagibis swamps Japan

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