Fears For Fukushima As Powerful Typhoon Strikes Japan

Heavy rain and strong winds from Typhoon Man-yi have caused the Katsura river to burst its banks and caused damage to buildings across western Japan as the storm made landfall on Monday. The Katsura river in Kyoto prefecture swelled up and flooded surrounding residential communities. Residents were being evacuated from the area. Japan’s Meteorological Agency has issued the highest level emergency weather warnings across three prefectures in Kyoto, Fukui and Shiga. As the weather system continues north, Tokyo Electric Power took measures to protect the tsunami-stricken plant in Fukushima from being toppled.