Over 23,000 Hectares Flooded in Japan by Typhoon Hagibis

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Tokyo, Oct. 17 (Jiji Press)--Over 23,000 hectares of land was inundated in Japan by powerful Typhoon Hagibis, which ravaged the country over the weekend, according to the land ministry.

The size is equivalent to 5,000 Tokyo Dome ballparks. Total submerged areas are expected to turn out even bigger as surveys are still going on in many affected areas.

Land was submerged in a wide area from the Tohoku northeastern region to the Kanto eastern and Koshinetsu central regions.

In Tohoku's Miyagi Prefecture, some 9,200 hectares of land in the lower reaches of the Abukuma River and around the Shiroishi River, including the town of Marumori and the cities of Kakuda and Iwanuma, were submerged due to torrential rain caused by the typhoon.

Separately, around 5,700 hectares of land along the Yoshida River, also in Miyagi, was covered with water. The areas included the city of Osaki and the towns of Osato and Taiwa.

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