TOKYO - Typhoon Halong slammed into Japan's western main island early Sunday after Japan's weather agency issued its highest alert as the storm lashed the southwest of the country.
Vehicles drive down a flooded road in the city of Tsu, Mie prefecture as Typhoon Halong brings rain on August 9, 2014
The strong typhoon made landfall near Aki, Kochi prefecture, on Shikoku island at around 6 am (2100 GMT on Saturday), an official at the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
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