The debris-strewn aftermath of typhoon Faxai in Japan

Severe winds lashed eastern Japan yesterday (Sept. 9), killing at least three people, according to local media. Typhoon Faxai’s gusts, measuring 128 mph (207 kph), set records in some areas, including the city of Chiba, east of Tokyo.

Photos from the immediate aftermath show a tangled, chaotic scene of toppled scaffolding and power infrastructure in Faxai’s wake. At night, wide swaths of the region plunged into darkness. Utilities officials say that more than 700,000 people are without power.

The storm also affected the region’s transit networks, as Faxai grounded portions of Japan’s vast and efficient train network to a halt, resulting in long lines and packed stations.

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