Some cities near Tokyo to remain without power for two more weeksReuters | Tokyo | Updated: 13-09-2019 19:30 IST | Created: 13-09-2019 19:17 IST
Typhoon Faxi hit the area with destructive winds of up to 216 kph (134 mph) in the early hours of Monday, causing at least one death, damage, transport chaos and power outages. Tokyo Electric, Japan's biggest power provider, known as Tepco, had difficulties restoring its power supply system in Chiba prefecture, east of Tokyo, as trees, power facilities and electricity poles were damaged severely.
"We believe it will take a very long time to repair and it will take about two weeks at most," a Tepco official told a news conference. The company said cities such as Tateyama and Kamogawa in Chiba prefecture would require two more weeks to restore electricity.