人生の軌跡を綴っていきます


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Typhoon kills three, injures 64

久しぶりに日本のニュースです。
台風がHitしたようですね。

Powerful cyclone thrashed (打ちのめす) length of archipelago (列島)

Typhoon Melor made landfall (上陸) early Thursday, leaving three people dead and 64 injured as it churned (激しく動く) northeast through the main islands.

Melor, the season's 18th typhoon and the first to hit Japan in two years, paralyzed train systems in Tokyo and forced airlines to cancel more than 510 domestic and international flights at Narita, Chubu and Kansai airports.

East Japan Railway Co. said 3.03 million passengers were delayed by the typhoon on Thursday alone.

Major rail lines, including the Yamanote, Chuo, Keihin-Tohoku and Saikyo, suspended operations, as did the private Odakyu Line. The Yamanote, Tokyo's main commuter loop, was halted for nearly three hours.

Melor made landfall near the Chita Peninsula in Aichi Prefecture just after 5 a.m., packing winds of up to 144 kph. The Category 1 typhoon, one of the strongest seen in the past 10 years, then turned northeast and gradually weakened as it marched through the archipelago toward Hokkaido, the Meteorological Agency (気象庁) said.

In Minabe, Wakayama Prefecture, newspaper deliveryman Hiroshi Kitahara, 54, died after hitting a tree felled by the typhoon while making deliveries on his bike. In Fujimi, Saitama Prefecture, Masaichi Kaji, 69, was killed after being hit by a broken tree branch at a shrine, local police said.

The drowning of a 46-year-old surfer in rough seas off Kanagawa Prefecture was reported Wednesday, but police are still investigating the cause of death and have not directly linked it to the typhoon.

A Kyodo News tally showed that 64 injured people had been reported in 18 prefectures as of 1:30 p.m.

In Shizuoka, Aichi and Mie prefectures, several expressways (高速道路) were partially closed.

A total of 18 runs were canceled on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line, while runs on the Tohoku, Joetsu, Yamagata, Akita and Nagano bullet train lines were temporarily suspended in some sections.

Typhoon Melor also caused all 434 municipal elementary and junior high schools to close in the city of Osaka, and 396 public elementary and junior high schools to close in Tokyo.

Major damage to crops, especially apples, is also feared.

In Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, heavy winds caused a 2-meter-high, 6-meter-wide section of a stone wall to collapse at Hikone Castle.

Melor also spawned several tornadoes. In Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture, a tornado damaged roofs and storerooms at 50 to 60 households, local police said. Twisters (竜巻) also were reported in Ibaraki and Chiba prefectures.

かなり甚大な被害を引き起こしたようですね。
皆さんは大丈夫でしたか??
by yu-fen-sun | 2009-10-08 21:36 | 英語関連