Typhoon Roke slams Japan (photo)

Typhoon Roke crashed into Japan Wednesday morning southwest of Tokyo with winds of 100 mph — equivalent to a Category 2 hurricane.


Surging waves hit against the breakwall in Udono, a port town of Kiho, Mie Prefecture, central Japan, today. (Daiji Yanagida/AP)

At Fukushima, where a nuclear plant suffered a meltdown in March, Roke dumped 8 inches of rain, and there were calls for more than a million people to be evacuated.

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