Typhoon Pabuk hit land again at the town of Toi in Shizuoka Prefecture on the Izu Peninsula and passed over Tokyo Bay Wednesday afternoon, leaving at least seven people dead as it continued pushing through the archipelago.

The Meteorological Agency said that since most of the storm’s rain clouds were positioned in front of the typhoon as it continued on its northeasterly course, heavy rains were centering on the Tohoku region.

A total of seven people in Kanagawa, Aichi, Mie, Ehime, Shiga, Osaka and Tokushima prefectures have died. In addition, a man believed to be homeless and living on the banks of the Tama River, was reported missing in Tokyo.

At least 30 people have been injured in eight prefectures in typhoon-related accidents, according to a Kyodo News tally.

Among the dead is a 66-year-old man from Matsubara, Osaka Prefecture, who fell to his death after trying to repair a roof. Another 66-year-old man drowned as he was fishing in a river in Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture, whose waters had swollen.

In the town of Shigaraki, Shiga Prefecture, Kazuo Masumoto, 56, died after a tree in his yard toppled over him, according to local police.

According to investigators, the pine tree was about 20 meters tall and had a diameter of roughly 1.5 meters at its base. The tree, which stood on a slope behind Masumoto’s home, was apparently uprooted by the wind and rain from the typhoon. Police said that the tree probably struck Masumoto during his regular morning stroll.

The typhoon has continued to force the cancellation of many domestic flights and trains, airline and railroad companies said.

Pabuk is moving more slowly than anticipated due to a high pressure system stalled over the Pacific Ocean, causing heavy rain to prevail over various parts of the country for long periods, the weather agency said.

The village of Kamikitayama in Nara Prefecture recorded 789 millimeters of rain in 24 hours Tuesday, while Owase, Mie Prefecture, recorded 549 mm — more than the average 494.6 mm the city usually expects in August, according to the agency.

The agency also said westerly winds, that normally push summer typhoons swiftly eastward, are blowing far north of Pabuk.

As of 3 p.m. Wednesday, the season’s 11th typhoon was located near central Tokyo and moving northeast at a speed of 35 kph. It had an atmospheric pressure of 980 hectopascals at its center and was packing winds of up to 82.8 kph near its center.

The typhoon was expected to be within 200 km from a point roughly 30 km west of Kushiro, Hokkaido, as of 3 p.m. today, according to weather officials. It was then expected to devolve into a temperate low pressure system.

Up to 200 mm of rain are expected to fall in Hokkaido and the Pacific coastal area of the Tohoku region by this morning, while rainfall of up to 150 mm is expected along the Sea of Japan coastal areas of the Tohoku region, and in the Kanto, Koshin and Tokai regions, according to the agency.

The Hokuriku region will also likely get up to 100 mm of rain, the agency said.

Japan Air System canceled eight flights from Tokyo’s Haneda airport. Air Nippon, a subsidiary of All Nippon Airways, canceled six flights connecting Haneda with the islands of Oshima and Hachijojima, both south of Tokyo.

Japan Airlines canceled one flight from Osaka’s Kansai airport to Fukuoka.

An international Northwest Airlines flight from Manila bound for Detroit via Nagoya and another flight from Narita bound for Saipan and its return flight were also canceled.

Meanwhile, a total of 66 flights were expected to be delayed.

Central Japan Railway Co. said 61 bullet train runs on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line were canceled.

On conventional lines in eastern and central Japan some limited express and commuter train runs were canceled.

The Tomei Expressway linking Tokyo with Nagoya was closed in Shizuoka Prefecture due to high waves near a coastal stretch of road.

More than 1,000 people were temporarily evacuated in four prefectures in central Japan and over 4,000 suffered from power outages.

The National Police Agency said flooding had affected 335 houses as of 4 p.m. in areas hit by the typhoon.

Twenty-nine mudslides were reported and roads were damaged in 16 places, the agency said.

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