Ninteen people have died in the wake of Typhoon Hagibis, which flooded 14 rivers, collapsed a railroad bridge and flipped vehicles while rescuers hoisted flood-trapped residents from rooftops on Japan's Honshu Island. A woman in her 70s died after falling from a rescue helicopter. After fearing the tempest would rival the death and destruction brought by a 1958 typhoon that killed 1,200 people, it appeared that more modern infrastructure and safety measures had mitigated the storm's impact.
Is the worst over? After making landfall Saturday evening near Tokyo, Hagibis had moved offshore by this morning, leaving authorities to assess the damage.