TYPHOON HAGIBIS: TWO DEAD AS MOST POWERFUL STORM FOR DECADES HITS JAPAN | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

TYPHOON HAGIBIS: TWO DEAD AS MOST POWERFUL STORM FOR DECADES HITS JAPAN

Two people have died and nine others are missing after Typhoon Hagibis brought fierce winds and record-breaking rainfall to Japan.

The streets of Tokyo were deserted as those who remained stayed indoors.

Shops, factories and subways have been shut down as a precaution.

The Japanese government said the storm could be the strongest to hit Tokyo since 1958.

Yasushi Kajihara, from Japan's meteorological agency, said: "Be ready for rainfall of the kind that you have never experienced. Take all measures necessary to save your life."

An earthquake measuring 5.3, according to the US Geological Survey, shook the areas which had been drenched by rainfall. The earthquake was in the ocean off Chiba, near Tokyo.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prayers for all who have been affected, and hopes that those in this monster storm's way, make the right choices in terms of taking the best life-saving precautions they can at t his point.

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