Thursday, October 8, 2009

Japan battered by Typhoon Melor

Euronews: Japan is coming to terms with the damage left behind by Typhoon Melor. Winds topping 200 kilometers per hour accompanied by torrential rains destroyed bridges and flooded roads in the centre of Japan’s main island, Honshu.

A newspaper deliveryman died when his motorbike crashed into a felled tree, while another man was killed by a falling branch. Dozens more people were injured. Transport networks in Tokyo were badly hit; hundreds of domestic flights were cancelled and the rail network closed as the storm passed over the capital.

Industry was also affected, with production suspended at Toyota and Suzuki factories in the centre of the country….

Super Typhoon Melor upon being classified a Category 5 Super Typhoon with winds of 165mph, shot on October 4, 2009, by US Navy

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