Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Typhoon Kills 3 in Japan Rain and Landslides Pelt the Tokyo Area

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Typhoon Kills 3 in Japan Rain and Landslides Pelt the Tokyo Area

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Typhoon Violet churned through the Tokyo area and other coastal cities Sunday, killing at least three people, leaving one missing and disrupting train, air and ferry service.

Thousands of Tokyo residents struggled with umbrellas twisted inside-out by the wind and pressed ahead with soaked clothing to reach shops and restaurants. Downtown Tokyo was pelted with more than 10 inches of rain in 24 hours, according to the Central Meteorological Agency.

About 5,000 people managed to reach Ariake Tennis Park to watch the finals of the Nichirei Ladies tournament. Rain pelted the stadium roof hard enough to cause leaks, and play was interrupted about half a dozen times to dry the court before Monica Seles beat Arantxa Sanchez Vicario. The National Police Agency said at least 28 people were injured as wind gusts up to 78 mph toppled trees and utility poles, sent branches flying and tossed objects around. More than 2,000 houses were flooded, and at least 41 homes were destroyed. …

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