Typhoon Kong- rey

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Typhoon Kong-rey

People in northern Japan are facing strong winds and torrential downpours as a powerful low pressure system passes.

On Saturday, Kong-rey battered southwestern areas, after ripping through South Korea.

Japan’s Meteorological Agency says Kong-rey has weakened from a typhoon but is still dangerous. In Akita, heavy winds tore off dozens of roofs and shattered windows.

Authorities are warning that rain in Hokkaido could trigger further landslides. The northern prefecture is still recovering from a deadly earthquake last month.

Trains and other transportation have been disrupted in the Hokkaido and Tohoku regions. Airlines have canceled nearly 50 domestic flights.

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