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Areas devastated by Typhoon Hagibis in Nagano Prefecture and the Tohoku region are struggling to respond after the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in decades caused record-breaking rainfall, massive flooding, mudslides and outages of electricity and water supplies.

In Marumori, Miyagi Prefecture, damage was so widespread that authorities faced difficulties at first making a full assessment of just how severe the problems were. Three days after floods ravaged the town, they are now starting to grasp the scale of the disaster.

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