Tokyo braces for arrival of storm and up to 60cm of rain as flights and trains cancelled

Evacuation orders have been issued for more than 600,000 people in Japan as Typhoon Hagibis bears down on Tokyo, having already caused power outages, flooding and widespread travel disruption.

The storm is 870 miles (1,400km) wide, with winds of 100mph (162km/h) at its centre and gusts of up 134mph. Hagibis is being compared to a typhoon in 1958 that killed 1,200 people and caused destruction across the Tokyo area and Shizuoka prefecture.

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