A powerful typhoon slammed into Japan on Wednesday, leaving 13 people dead or missing in south-central regions and halting trains in Tokyo before grazing a crippled nuclear plant in the tsunami-ravaged northeast.
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Japanese soldiers rescue residents from a flooded neighborhood in Koriyama, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, on Wednesday, Sept. 22. Typhoon Roke has left at least 13 people dead and 6 missing after pounding Japan with heavy rain and strong winds, public broadcaster NHK said, but it did not have a major impact on the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.
Typhoon Roke made landfall west of Tokyo on Wednesday packing sustained winds of 100 mph. and heavy rain.
The storm was expected to cut a path northeast through the capital and into the northeastern region of Tohoku, which was devastated by the March 11 tsunami and earthquake.
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Policemen attempt to remove a tree toppled by strong wind from Typhoon Roke at Ginza shopping district in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday, Sept. 21.
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Pedestrians walk against strong wind and rain from Typhoon Roke in Tokyo, on Wednesady, Sept. 21.
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An aerial view of flooded Toyokawa, central Japan is pictured by Kyodo on Sept. 21.
Police officers in rain gear regulate vehicles moving across a flooded national route in Toyokawa, central Japan, on Wednesday Sept. 21.
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Passengers wait for the resumption of train service after it was halted by Typhoon Roke, at Shibuya station in Tokyo on Sept. 21.