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Tokyo eerily quiet, bracing for worst typhoon in 6 decades

Tokyo and surrounding areas are bracing for a powerful typhoon forecast as the worst in six decades with streets and trains stations unusually quiet as rain poured over the city.

Store shelves are bare after people stocked up on water and food. Nearby beaches have not a surfer in sight, only towering dashing waves.

Typhoon Hagibis is expected to bring up to 80 centimeters (30 inches) of rain in the Tokyo area, including Chiba to the north that suffered power outages and damage from last month's typhoon.

People walk through a quiet terminal at Haneda airpot in Tokyo Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Tokyo and surrounding areas braced for a powerful typhoon forecast as the worst in six decades, as it swerved northward over the Pacific toward Japan Saturday. (Masanori TakeiKyodo News via AP)

Rugby World Cup matches, concerts and other events are canceled, flights grounded and trains halted.

Authorities acted quickly with warnings issued earlier this week, including urging people to stay indoors.

A man talks at a counter at quiet Haneda airpot in Tokyo Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Tokyo and surrounding areas braced for a powerful typhoon forecast as the worst in six decades, as it swerved northward over the Pacific toward Japan Saturday. (Masanori TakeiKyodo News via AP)

A man shops near empty shelves at a supermarket in Tateyama, Chiba prefecture, near Tokyo as Typhoon Hagibis approaches Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. A powerful typhoon is forecast to bring up to 80 centimeters (31 inches) of rain and damaging winds to the Tokyo area and Japan's Pacific coast this weekend, and the government is warning residents to stockpile necessities and leave high-risk places before it's too dangerous. (Naoya OsatoKyodo News via AP)

Shelves are empty at a supermarket in Tateyama, Chiba prefecture, near Tokyo as Typhoon Hagibis approaches Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. A powerful typhoon is forecast to bring up to 80 centimeters (31 inches) of rain and damaging winds to the Tokyo area and Japan's Pacific coast this weekend, and the government is warning residents to stockpile necessities and leave high-risk places before it's too dangerous. (Naoya OsatoKyodo News via AP)

A man walk his dogs along the beach as waves batter the shore Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Fujisawa, west of Tokyo. A powerful typhoon is forecast to bring up to 80 centimeters (30 inches) of rain and damaging winds to the Tokyo area and Japan's Pacific coast this weekend. (AP PhotoJae C. Hong)

A man on a scooter watches as surging waves hit against the breakwater as Typhoon Hagibis approaches a port in Kumano, Mie Prefecture, Japan, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. (AP PhotoToru Hanai)

A local television crew reports on the surging waves as Typhoon Hagibis approaches a port in Kumano, Mie Prefecture, Japan, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. (AP PhotoToru Hanai)

A local television crew reports on the surging waves as Typhoon Hagibis approaches a beach in Kumano, Mie Prefecture, Japan, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. (AP PhotoToru Hanai)

Surging waves hitting against the breakwater as Typhoon Hagibis approaches at a port in Kumano, Mie Prefecture, Japan Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. (AP PhotoToru Hanai)

Waves crash against a bridge connecting to Enoshima Island, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Fujisawa, Japan, west of Tokyo. A powerful typhoon is forecast to bring up to 80 centimeters (30 inches) of rain and damaging winds to the Tokyo area and Japan's Pacific coast this weekend. (AP PhotoJae C. Hong)

A boat is anchored as Typhoon Hagibis approaches Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 in Fujisawa, Japan, west of Tokyo. The powerful typhoon is forecast to bring up to 80 centimeters (30 inches) of rain and damaging winds to the Tokyo area and Japan's Pacific coast this weekend. (AP PhotoJae C. Hong)

A ferry station shows a sign that cancels boat trips at the Shigu port in Fukuoka, southern Japan on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. A powerful typhoon was forecast to bring 2 feet of rain and damaging winds to the Tokyo area this weekend, and Japan's government warned people Friday to stockpile supplies and evacuate before it's too dangerous. (AP PhotoAaron Favila)

A man walks along the bridge connecting to Enoshima Island in Fujisawa, west of Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. A powerful typhoon was forecast to bring 2 feet of rain and damaging winds to the Tokyo area this weekend, and Japan's government warned people Friday to stockpile supplies and evacuate before it's too dangerous. (AP PhotoJae C. Hong)