18 Killed, 13 Missing as Typhoon Hagibis Makes Landfall in Tokyo

Thousands of Military Troops Deployed to Assist in Rescue Operations

18 Killed, 13 Missing as Typhoon Hagibis Makes Landfall in Tokyo
Typhoon Haagibis

At least eighteen fatalities have been reported after Typhoon Hagibis made landfall in Tokyo, Japan, on Saturday.

According to reports by Japanese media, at least thirteen people are still missing after the storm wreaked havoc in southern Tokyo. The government has since deployed helicopters and tens of thousands of troops to assist in search and rescue operations.

The helicopters lifted dozens of stranded people from the rooftops of buildings. Prime Minister Shinzo promised to deploy more troops to mitigate the disaster.

The storm, which had weakened on Sunday morning as it exited land, left about 150,000 households in Tokyo without running water and electricity.

Typhoon Hagibis led to the cancellation of the much anticipated Rugby World Cup match between Namibia and Canada. The officials, however, confirmed that the match between Scotland and Japan would proceed on Sunday as scheduled.

Train and flight services that had been cancelled as the storm approached were slowly resuming.

Saturday’s storm came about a month after Typhoon Faxai hit parts of Japan, destroying over 30,000 homes.

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

Mr. Khodaverdian, a contributor to this site, is available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.