Attack of the Giant Lizard

Japan is suffering from storm fatigue. Just days after drying out from Typhoon Ma-on, a storm billed as the east coast's worst in a decade, the country was slammed again by an even bigger beast last week—a 1,600-km-wide "megatyphoon" called Tokage (which means lizard in Japanese). Also known by its far less evocative moniker Typhoon No. 23, the killer storm cut an unprecedented path of destruction across three of the country's four major islands, registering record wind-speeds and rainfall, as well as storm damage and deaths not experienced in 25 years. By Friday evening, Tokage left at least 69 people...

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