In pictures: Typhoon Hagibis slams Japan

Japan sends troops after Typhoon Hagibis floods towns


AFP / Reuters October 14, 2019
Residents walk in a flooded area. PHOTO: AFP

TOKYO: Japan sent tens of thousands of troops and rescue workers to save stranded residents and fight floods caused by one of the worst typhoons to hit the country in recent history.

Some of the worst damage hit the central Japanese city of Nagano, where the Chikuma River inundated swaths of land and forced military helicopters to airlift people from homes.

Emergency personnel paddle across floodwaters during search and rescue operations in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis. PHOTO: AFP Emergency personnel paddle across floodwaters during search and rescue operations in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis. PHOTO: AFP

A man wades through floodwaters with items salvaged from his home. PHOTO: AFP A man wades through floodwaters with items salvaged from his home. PHOTO: AFP

Overturned vehicles sit on the side of a muddy road in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis. PHOTO: AFP Overturned vehicles sit on the side of a muddy road in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis. PHOTO: AFP

A vehicle travels down a flooded street. PHOTO: AFP A vehicle travels down a flooded street. PHOTO: AFP

Residents walk in a flooded area. PHOTO: AFP Residents walk in a flooded area. PHOTO: AFP

A partially submerged car is seen in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis. PHOTO: REUTERS A partially submerged car is seen in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis. PHOTO: REUTERS

Rescue workers help residents evacuate an area. PHOTO: REUTERS Rescue workers help residents evacuate an area. PHOTO: REUTERS

Local residents try to clean inside a house at an area flooded by Typhoon Hagibis. PHOTO: REUTERS Local residents try to clean inside a house at an area flooded by Typhoon Hagibis. PHOTO: REUTERS

Rescue workers transport a resident in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis. PHOTO: REUTERS Rescue workers transport a resident in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis. PHOTO: REUTERS

Cars are seen in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis. PHOTO: REUTERS Cars are seen in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis. PHOTO: REUTERS

 A woman cries in relief after being rescued from an area flooded by Typhoon Hagibis. PHOTO: REUTERS A woman cries in relief after being rescued from an area flooded by Typhoon Hagibis. PHOTO: REUTERS

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