Typhoon Vongfong Hits Japan
HIMEJI, JAPAN - OCTOBER 13: A pedestrian wears rain poncho as ride bicycle in the strong wind and rain delivered by Typhoon Vongfong on October 13, 2014 in Himeji, Japan. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Vongfong surpassed Genevieve for the most intense western Pacific typhoon of 2014 by estimated central pressure of 970 hectopascals at its center and packing winds of up to 180 kilometers per hour. Local media reported at least 44 people were injured in typhoon-related accidents, while Japanese airlines cancelled at least 329 flights. JMA has issued the high alert for heavy rainfall as well as strong winds and waves. Over 80 people deaths following three previous typhoons and torrential rain in Japan this year. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)
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