"Typhoon Pounds Japan, Heads for Crippled Nuclear Plant"

"A powerful typhoon struck Japan on Wednesday, pummelling the Tokyo area with heavy rain, disrupting public transportation and leaving four people dead, and it was headed towards the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear plant."

"Typhoon Roke, the second big storm to hit Japan this month, was packing winds of up to 220 km per hour (130 miles per hour) and dumped more than 40 cm (16 inches) of rain in parts of eastern and western Japan over the past 24 hours, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The storm cut power to more than 575,500 households in Tokyo Electric Power Co's service area, and forced companies including Toyota Motor Corp, Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to close some plants, company spokesmen said."

Reuters had the story September 21, 2011.

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Source: Reuters, 09/21/2011