Typhoon nears Tokyo area, 2 missing
www.chinaview.cn 2007-10-27 21:09:41   Print

    TOKYO, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- A typhoon approached areas near Tokyo on Saturday night, bringing heavy rain and strong winds and causing two persons missing.

    As of 8 p.m. (1100 GMT), the typhoon was around 80 kilometers southeast of Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, moving northeast at 75 km per hour in the Pacific. It was generating winds of up to 144 kph, with an atmospheric pressure of 980 hectopascals near its center, according to Japan Meteorological Agency.

    Two surfers were swept by waves and are still missing in two separate places of Kanagawa Prefecture on Saturday, according to Kyodo News.

    The typhoon is expected to move into the eastern waters of Japan on Sunday without making landfall in the Kanto region.

    On Miyake Island in the Izu Islands Saturday evening, rainfall in the 24 hours to Saturday evening hit a record high of 430 mm, the agency said.

Editor: Song Shutao
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