Typhoon Lan (known as Typhoon Paolo in the Philippines) killed at least two people in Japan, with more than 200,000 households advised to evacuate on 22nd – 23rd October. The Typhoon was classified as a strong category 4 storm at its peak but making landfall as a category 2, it brought heavy rainfall, sustained winds of 100 mph, high waves and flooding to parts of Japan.
Several small landslides occurred with rivers bursting their banks in several parts of the country, flooding streets. Shingu received over 500 mm of rainfall in just 24 hours - nearly twice the usual amount of rain for the whole month of October! More than 300 flights were cancelled and rail services were interrupted across the country.