Workers clear debris from Typhoon Faxai at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Monday. Sept. 9, 2019. CHRISTIAN LOPEZ/STARS AND STRIPES
Workers clear debris from Typhoon Faxai at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Monday. Sept. 9, 2019. CHRISTIAN LOPEZ/STARS AND STRIPES

Yokosuka bears brunt of Typhoon Faxai as Category 3 storm slams Tokyo-area bases

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TOKYO – Yokosuka Naval Base experienced moderate damage but fallen trees and minor flooding were the worst that most U.S. military bases around Tokyo experienced from a typhoon that brought record winds to central Japan early Monday.

Typhoon Faxai made landfall near the Japanese capital before 5 a.m., according to Japan’s Meteorological Agency. Its strongest winds measured 129 mph at 4.30 a.m. near Chiba City. At Haneda Airport, where 138 flights were canceled, winds peaked at 97 mph at 3.30 a.m.

About 15 people were injured in the storm and wind damage led to numerous train delays, according to local media. No injuries were reported on U.S. bases. About 932,000 households in the Kanto area were without power as of 8 a.m. Monday, according to Tokyo Electric Power Co.

On military bases in Tokyo and nearby Kanagawa prefecture, most residents were asked to stay home from work and school for two or three hours while cleanup crews cleared fallen trees and branches from the streets.

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