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Now a tropical storm, Noru rakes Japan's main island

TOKYO, Aug 8 (Reuters) Typhoon Noru raked Japan's main island of Honshu with heavy rains and strong winds today, despite being downgraded to a tropical storm, flooding rivers and prompting the evacuation of thousands at one point, but staying well away from Tokyo.
An unusually long-lived storm that was briefly a Category 5 typhoon, Noru battered parts of north-central Japan with 40 mm (1.6 inches) of rainfall in the hour to 10:00 a.m. (0730 IST), prompting warnings of landslides and sending some rivers over their banks.
About 50 people were injured, public broadcaster NHK said, but no further deaths were reported after two at the weekend and no people were missing. An evacuation order for about 7,000 people in the city of Fukui was lifted by 11:00 a.m. but such advisories were retained elsewhere.
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