Bubbling, swollen sewers

Cars attempt to drive through the aftermath of Typhoon Roke as floodwater bubbles up from the sewer on Sept. 20 in Nagoya in Aichi, Japan. According to the Japanese Meteorological Agency, the typhoon reached wind speeds of about 80 miles per hour. Japan is still reeling from the nation's deadliest storm in seven years, Typhoon Talas, which killed 67 people about three weeks ago. (Photo: ZUMA Press)

Sewers overflow as Typhoon Roke storms through western Japan.

Buried in debris
A parking lot in Miryama, Japan, is buried in mud and rubbish carried in by the overflowing waters of a nearby river on Sept. 21. Although the storm has started moving back into the Pacific towards the Kuril Islands, residents are still dealing with severe flooding, transportation nightmares and at least three deaths. (Photo: Sankei via Getty Images)
Destruction caused by Typhoon Roke in western Japan.

Also on MNN:

Catie Leary ( @catieleary ) writes about science, travel, animals and the arts.

Big Snapshot: Typhoon Roke blasts Japan
Typhoon Roke storms through Japan leaving severe flooding, transportation nightmares and at least 3 deaths in its wake.