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Typhoon Songda Floods Strike Japan Disaster Zone June 3, 2011
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Songda had lost its tropical characteristics when remnants of the storm passed over Japan.
Remnants of former Super Typhoon Songda triggered flash flooding in parts of northeastern Japan still reeling from the March earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters.

Torrential rains from the lingering tropical storm strength of Songda are blamed for at least 13 deaths.

They also forced operators of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to suspend outdoor repair and radiation containment efforts.

Songda briefly attained Category 5 strength off the northeastern Philippines, where its downpours in its outer bands were responsible for three other deaths.

Typhoon Songda Track

Satellite Data: CIMSS