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Miyako, one of the northeastern coastline cities in March 2011 by a tsunami generated by magnitude 9.0 offshore earthquake, is once again struggling as local residents are half-submerged to floodwater.

tsunami-hit areas

Lionrock hit tsunami-hit area.

The earthquake and tsunami in 2011 also triggered the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

The local authorities were using heavy equipment to pile huge sandbags along the coast, an effort to hold back raging waves.

They also opened public buildings for use as shelters in case there will be a need for evacuation.

Before Lionrock hit Japan, one hundred and two (102) plane flights were canceled by different airline companies in Japan because of the onslaught landfall of Typhoon Lionrock which has already entered the Japanese area of responsibility.

Just last week, twin Typhoons Mindulle and Kompasu affected Japan and claimed three lives.

Dozens of people were injured, many of them in falls caused by the strong wind, the DPA news agency said.

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