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August 22, 2016 - Tokyo, Japan: At Tokyo's Shinjuku Station, the busiest train station in the city, tens of thousands or travelers were delayed or stranded due to Typhoon Mindulle hitting Tokyo. Just outside the station, sidewalks and roads were pooling up with water in nearly flood-like conditions. This typhoon, the ninth of this season, hit greater Tokyo and the outlying Kanto Plain area with the eye making landfall in neighboring Chiba Prefecture at around 12:30 p.m. Packing sustained winds of 126 kph (78 mph) and gusts as high as 180 kph (112 mph), Mindulle was the equivalent of a category 1 hurricane. It caused flooding as well as delays and cancelations to rail service including commuter lines, long distance express trains and the Shinkansen bullet train. In addition to rail disruption,s 244 flights were canceled at Tokyo's Haneda Airport. (Torin Boyd/Polaris).
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Typhoon Mindulle hits Tokyo 8/22/16
August 22, 2016 - Tokyo, Japan: At Tokyo's Shinjuku Station, the busiest train station in the city, tens of thousands or travelers were delayed or stranded due to Typhoon Mindulle hitting Tokyo. Just outside the station, sidewalks and roads were pooling up with water in nearly flood-like conditions. This typhoon, the ninth of this season, hit greater Tokyo and the outlying Kanto Plain area with the eye making landfall in neighboring Chiba Prefecture at around 12:30 p.m. Packing sustained winds of 126 kph (78 mph) and gusts as high as 180 kph (112 mph), Mindulle was the equivalent of a category 1 hurricane. It caused flooding as well as delays and cancelations to rail service including commuter lines, long distance express trains and the Shinkansen bullet train. In addition to rail disruption,s 244 flights were canceled at Tokyo's Haneda Airport. (Torin Boyd/Polaris).