Dozens Injured as Typhoon Marches Across Japan

Posted September 30th, 2012 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A powerful typhoon has hit the Japanese mainland after injuring dozens of people and causing major blackouts across southern Okinawa.

Typhoon Jelawat moved up the mainland Sunday with winds of more than 100 kilometers per hour. It was expected to hit Tokyo as it headed northward.

Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported that one man was washed out to sea and more than 140 people were injured as the storm crossed over from Okinawa.

The central city of Nagoya evacuated more than 50,000 residents because of a fear of flooding. Thousand of others were without power.

Jelawat was expected to cross northern Japan before moving out to the Pacific Ocean early Monday.