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Deadly Typhoon Phanfone Departs Japan

What was once Super Typhoon Phanfone has weakened significantly and is now racing away from Japan and out to sea.

This coming after Phanfone lashed Japan with wind-swept rain on Sunday into Monday.

Phanfone made landfall around 8:15 a.m. JST on Monday near Hamamatsu, but effects from the typhoon were able to be felt well before making landfall.

Authorities issued evacuation advisories for more than 400,000 people before the storm hit, the Associated Press reported.

Amid the fierce seas being kicked up by Phanfone as it beard down on Japan, a press release from Kadena Air Base stated that one airman is confirmed dead and two more are missing after they were washed out to sea from the northwest coast of Okinawa on Sunday afternoon, local time.

The powerful storm left thousands without power and may take several days to be restored as cleanup efforts begin.

Rain and wind from Phanfone also caused the suspension of search efforts for the missing hikers on Japan's Mount Ontake, which erupted without warning in late September.

Heavy rain was the most widespread impact from Phanfone as it dumped a plethora of rain over eastern portions of Japan.

Some of the heaviest rain was recorded in Tokyo, which received 272 mm (10.71 inches) of rain, and Owase, which received 414 mm (16.30 inches) of rain from Sunday into Monday, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

While these ranked among the highest rainfall totals, Kagiana, Japan, received some of the heaviest rainfall, picking up 80 mm (2.70 inches) of rain in just one hour.

This tied the city's all-time one-hour rainfall record, originally set on July 20, 1996.

Powerful winds were less widespread when compared to the heavy rain as they were confined primarily to coastal areas.

Muroto-misaki, located right along the east coast of Japan, recorded the strongest wind gusts in the country with gusts reaching 40.6 m/s (90.82 mph) late on Sunday.

Tropical troubles for Japan are not over yet despite the departure of Phanfone.

Typhoon Vongfong is currently on track to near Japan over the upcoming weekend, potentially impacting similar areas that were hit hard by Phanfone.

The exact track of Vongfong this far out is still yet to be determined and should be monitored over the next several days as the system nears.