Japanese Shinkansen is flooded

BEIJING, Oct. 13 (Xinhuanet) — The powerful typhoon No. 19 this year, after the typhoon Haibeisi landed from Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan on the evening of the 12th, the storms caused severe disasters and the water levels in many rivers soared. The flooding of the Chikugawa River in Nagano Prefecture led to the flooding of the Nagano Shinkansen garage in Nagano JR East Japan. A large number of trains were flooded and the scene was shocked.

Japan’s transportation services have been almost completely shut down, and refuge in various places has been crowded with evacuated people.
The landing of Typhoon Haibeisi brought violent storms, and the trains of the Nagano Shinkansen in Japan were flooded.
According to the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK), thousands of rivers flowing through Nagano Prefecture have been flooded in places like Nagano and Chiku, and many areas have been heavily flooded.

JR East Japan Co., Ltd. said that the Shinkansen vehicles in the JR East Japan Nagano Shinkansen Vehicle Center in Akuma, Nagano City, were heavily flooded due to the flooding of the Chikugawa River.

According to reports, the surrounding area of ​​the Nagano Shinkansen Vehicle Center was flooded and it was impossible to confirm the detailed disaster situation. In addition to the garage of the Shinkansen vehicle, the vehicle center is also responsible for maintenance. Now the entire vehicle center is flooded, which may affect the opening and dispatch of the Shinkansen in the future.

From the pictures taken in Nagano City at 9:30 am local time on the 13th, you can see how the seven Shinkansen trains are soaked in water. These vehicles are vehicles that were introduced when the Shinkansen was opened, and are E7 or W7.