Officials and residents of areas that bore the brunt of Typhoon Rai pleaded for food, water and shelter as thousands of military, police and coast guard personnel deployed to deliver aid to survivors.
Several local train services near Tokyo were temporarily suspended as some flights and ferries connecting the city’s Haneda airport and outer islands have been cancelled.
Historic floods have claimed at least 51 lives in central China this week, including 12 people trapped in a subway during rush hour.
Storm Vamco causes severe floods and landslides in the central region of Vietnam after leaving 67 people dead and nearly 26,000 houses damaged in the Philippines.
Vietnam is prone to destructive storms and flooding due to its long coastline. Vamco will be the 13th storm that affects the Southeast Asian country this year.
The third typhoon to hit the storm-battered Philippines in as many weeks caused major flooding in Manila, trapping some people on rooftops and claiming at least one life in another part of the country.
Typhoon Goni, with 215 kph sustained winds and gusts of up to 265 kph, will make landfall on Sunday as the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines since Haiyan that killed more than 6,300 people in November 2013.
Vietnam battles one of the worst weathers seen in years as recent Typhoon Molave hit villages in the central provinces, an area already badly affected by weeks of flooding.
Japan’s coast guard is searching for a livestock ship carrying 42 crew members and 5,800 cows that a survivor says sunk off the coast of a southern Japanese island.
Typhoon Vongfong, the first to hit the country this year, intensified after slamming into the eastern Philippines on Thursday afternoon, packing winds of 155 km/h and gusts of up to 255 km/h, the state weather bureau said.
The storm barrelled across the Philippines, killing at least four people, forcing hundreds of thousands of villagers to abandon high-risk communities and prompting officials to close Manila’s international airport.
National broadcaster NHK said nearly 70 people have been killed in Japan by Typhoon Hagibis as rescuers search for survivors for a third day.
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