NOAA/NASA Goddard Rapid Response Team

At least two are dead and many more are injured.

Jess McHugh
October 23, 2017

At least two people were killed and many more were injured when Typhoon Lan struck Japan early Monday morning.

A 70-year-old man who dove into the water when his boat began experiencing technical difficulties and a man who was struck by scaffolding in Fukuoka were among the dead.

BBC reported at least 90 people were injured, and the Associated Press put the number of injured at 17, citing the Fire and Disaster Management Agency.

At least 850 flights were canceled between Sunday and Monday, according to the BBC.

Tyhpoon Lan delayed voting in some regions for Japan's national elections.

Tokyo

The typhoon made landfall in Shizuoka, about 110 miles southwest of Tokyo, bringing gusts of up to 123 miles per hour, BBC reported, sweeping across the city before heading back out to sea.

Osaka

The city of Osaka saw 6.65 inches of rainfall, compared to Tokyo's 6.40 inches, according to AccuWeather.

Okinawa

Lan grazed Okinawa Saturday, bringing winds of more than 55 miles per hour, The Weather Channel reported.

Delta Air Lines and Singapore Airlines were among the carriers that issued alerts about the typhoon. Delta is waiving fees for changes to flights through Tuesday, October 24.

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