The biggest rainfall in 60 years is set to hit Japan as Typhoon Hagibis closes in on the nation.
Typhoon Hagibis, which means “speed” in the Philippine language, is due to make landfall on the main island of Honshu on Saturday.
This is coming a month after one of the strongest typhoons hit Japan and destroyed over 30,000 houses and caused extensive power outages.
Japan Meteorological Agency says the powerful typhoon is forecast to bring two feet of rain and damaging winds to the Tokyo area over the weekend.
Japan’s government warned people on Friday to stockpile supplies and evacuate before it becomes too dangerous.
The Rugby World Cup and other events have been cancelled for Saturday, while flights and train services have been halted.
The storm could be the strongest to hit Tokyo since 1958.