09 Sep 13,000 stranded overnight at Narita airport
More than 13,000 people were stranded overnight at Narita airport in Japan, as Typhoon Faxai disrupted transportation services linking the airport and the Tokyo metropolitan area.
Rail and bus services to and from Narita were suspended on Monday, forcing people to stay at the airport.
But flights continued to arrive, bringing more travelers to the hub.
The airport’s operator reports that early on Tuesday morning approximately 3,300 people were still stranded in Terminal 1, about 9,300 remained in Terminal 2, and around 700 were stuck in Terminal 3.
Airport officials say they distributed sleeping bags, water, and snacks. They also say they set up charging stations for mobile devices.
The Keisei Electric Railway company said on Tuesday morning that operations had resumed.
Airport officials say all the stranded people will eventually be able to leave the airport.
Parts of Chiba, Ibaraki, and Kanagawa Prefectures are still without electricity.
Tokyo Electric Power Company plans to deploy more than 200 power-generating cars, mainly to hospitals and shelters.
TEPCO officials say they will consult with staff members at municipalities on Tuesday morning and decide where to place the generators.