Japan is being battered by the strongest typhoon to hit the country in a quarter of a century. Authorities have urged a million people in western and central regions of the country to leave their homes and move to temporary shelters.
The strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years has pummeled the country's western coast, destroying buildings and triggering mass floods. At least 11 people have been killed and as many as 340 others have been injured.
Ten people died and hundreds were injured as Japan was hit by one of the strongest typhoons in 25 years. More than 3,000 people were stranded at Kansai International Airport and no one knows when it will open again.
Tropical storms are seasonal weather events. But they never fail to shock us with the destruction they wreak. DW ranks some of the worst and fiercest ever.
Florida families emerged from shelters to find their neighborhoods leveled after the strongest storm since 1969 wreaked havoc. More than 375,000 people were issued mandatory evacuation orders, but many defied the calls.
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