Japan Typhoon, A powerful typhoon that lashed Japan with torrential rains, leaving two dead, was downgraded to a tropical storm Monday, although it was still dumping rain on parts of the country.
Offiicals said Typhoon Man-yi damaged homes and flooded parts of the country’s popular tourist destination of Kyoto, where 260,000 people were ordered to evacuate to shelters.
It was later downgraded to a tropical storm, and was centered off the eastern coast of Japan’s northern main island of Hokkaido, dumping more heavy rain.
Trains in Tokyo and its vicinity were suspended for part of the day, but transportation had mostly resumed in the area by Monday evening, while hundreds of flights were grounded.
The storm forced U.S. military bases in the Tokyo area, including Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Yokota Air Base, Camp Zama and Yokosuka Naval Base, to suspend operations Monday, with base schools closed, according to American Forces Network.
Normal operations will resume Tuesday, the official military news network said in Facebook notices to American servicemen and their families in Japan under the bilateral security pact.
Dozens of people were injured. Police and disaster management officials said the body of a 72-year-old woman was dug out of the debris of her home, which was smashed by a mudslide the night before in Shiga prefecture, east of Kyoto. A 77-year-old woman was found dead in a mudslide in Fukui prefecture.