Typhoon Roke Kills At Least 10 – Photos

Typhoon Roke slammed Japan killing at least 10 people.

At least five people were missing and hundreds of people were injured.

The typhoon brought heavy rain and strong winds; and caused flooding and triggered landslides.

But it did not cause any further damage to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plan.

Surging waves hit against the breakwater in Udono in a port town of Kiho, Mie Prefecture, central Japan, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. A powerful typhoon was bearing down on Japan's tsunami-ravaged northeastern coast Wednesday, approaching a nuclear power plant crippled in that disaster and prompting calls for the evacuation of more than a million people. (AP Photo/Chunichi Shimbun, Daiji Yanagida)
Cars drive through a flooded Route 151 due to Typhoon Roke in Toyokawa, central Japan September 21, 2011. At least four people died and two were missing in Japan as Typhoon Roke bore down on Tokyo on Wednesday, bringing heavy rain and strong winds and disturbing transport systems, public broadcaster NHK said. Mandatory Credit REUTERS/Kyodo
Rescue workers transport evacuees in a boat through floodwaters in Nagoya in central Japan's Aichi prefecture on September 20. (Photo By AFP)
An aerial view of flooded Toyokawa, central Japan is pictured by Kyodo September 21, 2011. 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. Mandatory Credit REUTERS/Kyodo
A parking lot is covered with trash from a flooded river due to heavy rain in Nagoya, central Japan Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. Heavy rains as a powerful typhoon approached caused floods and road damage in dozens of locations in Nagoya and several other cities, the Aichi prefectural (state) government said. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
Cars pass on a bridge over a river which rose due to the approach of Typhoon Roke, in Toyota, central Japan, September 21, 2011. At least four people died and two were missing in Japan as typhoon Roke bore down on Tokyo on Wednesday, bringing heavy rain and strong winds and disturbing transport systems, public broadcaster NHK said. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
People wade through a flooded underpass of a railway station in Kasugai, central Japan Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. More than a million people in central Japan were urged to evacuate Tuesday as a powerful typhoon approached, triggering floods. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
High waves batter a breakwater at Komatsu beach near the city of Tokushima, western Japan. (Photo by AFP)

Powerful Typhoon Roke Headed Towards Japan Disaster Zone

Local residents wade through a flooded street caused by approaching typhoon in Nagoya, central Japan, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. Thousands of people in central Japan have been advised to evacuate as the powerful typhoon approaches. The storm system has already triggered floods that have left two people missing. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

At least five people were killed or missing after being swept away by rivers swollen with rain even before Typhoon Roke reached Japan.

A typhoon is a natural disaster that can cause heavy rain, strong winds, floods and mudslides.

The typhoon was expected to make landfall along Japan’s southeast coast around midday on Wednesday.

It will then moves northeast through Tokyo and into the northeastern Tohoku region which was hit by the March 11 tsunami and earthquake.

Also in the path of the storm is the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.

More than a million people were ordered or advised to evacuate.

Kyodo News reported that more than 200 domestic flights were canceled and some bullet train services were suspended.

Local residents wade through a flooded street caused by approaching typhoon in Nagoya, central Japan, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. Thousands of people in central Japan have been advised to evacuate as the powerful typhoon approaches. The storm system has already triggered floods that have left two people missing. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
Residents are rescued from a flooded area in Nagoya, central Japan, in this photo taken by KyodoSeptember 20, 2011. More than a million people in the central Japan city of Nagoya were advised to evacuate on Tuesday as typhoon Roke approached the country, bringing heavy rain. Mandatory Credit REUTERS/Kyodo