first_imgTens of thousands of homes are without power, there have been evacuation orders in certain areas and rivers are reportedly rising to dangerous levels.One of those rivers is the Tsurumi that runs close to Yokohama Stadium, which is where Japan v Scotland is scheduled to be played tomorrow… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS International Stadium Yokohama just after 17:00 today.#RWC2019— Oliver Trenchard (@OliverTrenchard) October 12, 2019The typhoon has already caused significant damage in the Chiba Prefecture, with one man tragically confirmed dead after being found in an upturned car. Extreme weather: A taxi speeds through surface water on a road in Tokyo (Getty Images) In lockdown in our hotel – streets are deserted, feels surreal!— Jill Douglas (@JillADouglas) October 12, 2019 Rugby World contributor Tom English took to Twitter to show the emergency alerts he was getting… Ok. I think Hagibis is definitely on its way. Just got this on my phone. Not afraid to say it gave me a bit of an ol’ jolt. Three more warnings since this one. Think it says, ‘Get your arse indoors pronto’ Or words to that effect— Tom English (@TEnglishSport) October 12, 2019A 5.7 magnitude earthquake was then reported around 5.30pm Japan time off the coast of Chiba… Typhoon Hagibis is already battering Chiba Prefecture where violent gusts have torn roofs of homes and left some residents with injuries.#Hagibis #Typhoon— NHK WORLD News (@NHKWORLD_News) October 12, 2019If you’re in Japan make sure you stay indoors and follow local advice – you can find useful links and tips via the following link.Related: What to do in a typhoonFormer England wing Ugo Monye shared this satellite photo of Typhoon Hagibis… Typhoon Hagibis hits JapanTyphoon Hagibis has dominated the news this week and resulted in the cancellation of two Rugby World Cup matches for the first time in the tournament’s history.The severe storm has now started to make landfall in Japan, bringing heavy rain and strong winds, and is causing widespread disruption and damage. It has been described as the biggest typhoon to hit Japan in 60 years and we have pulled together updates from social media to bring you the latest on what is happening.A decision on whether the Japan v Scotland takes place on Sunday will be made once Yokohama Stadium has been assessed following the typhoon, but the Brave Blossoms are continuing with their preparations even in the face of difficult conditions.The team had to wade through knee-high water to reach the field for their captain’s run at Chichibu Stadium in Tokyo – before the worst of the storm hit. Some players were happier to get wet than others…center_img This was the view outside the stadium at shortly after 5pm Japan time… #TyphoonHagibis Eye of the storm. Picture captured by satellite. Category 5 Storn 150mph winds Heaviest rain fall for over 60yrs Phot cred: Antonio Vecoli— ugo monye (@ugomonye) October 12, 2019 Canada legend Gareth Rees provided an update from the team’s base ahead of their scheduled match against Namibia in Kamaishi on Sunday… To everyone in Japan, stay safe. Earthquake Information – 10/12A magnitude 5.7 earthquake occurred offshore South Eastern Chiba Prefecture at around 6:21pm. This earthquake observed a maximum intensity of 4 and occurred at a depth of 80km. There is no threat of tsunami.— NERV (@EN_NERV) October 12, 2019Many of those in Japan for the World Cup have stocked up on supplies before spending the day in their hotels to wait out the storm. Keep track of what is happening in Japan as Typhoon Hagibis makes landfall Keep track of events in Japan via our Rugby World Cup home page.Follow Rugby World magazine on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more