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Hagibis: Japan announces highest level alert in 7 prefectures
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Hagibis: Japan announces highest level alert in 7 prefectures

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Tokyo, Oct 12 : Japan's authorities announced on Saturday the highest emergency level in seven of the country's prefectures, including Tokyo, due to torrential rains caused by the approaching Typhoon Hagibis, a public announcement made through Japan's broadcasters and mobile carriers said.

Earlier in the day, media reported that more than 4.2 million residents of 10 Japanese prefectures, including Tokyo, had received recommendations to evacuate due to Hagibis.

According to the alert, the high-alert warning has been issued in the following prefectures, all located in Japan's central east coast: Tokyo, Gunma, Saitama, Kanagawa, Yamanashi, Nagano and Shizuoka.(UNI)