The damage from Typhoon No. 15 includes collapsed scaffolding at the Meguro Ward central gymnasium in Tokyo, toppled support posts and netting of a golf driving range in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, and a blown-off roof at the JR Higashi-Chiba Station building in Chiba. (Video by Keiichiro Yoshiyama)

One woman was killed and more than 30 people were injured in the Tokyo area on Sept. 9 when Typhoon No. 15 lashed the Kanto region with record-setting wind gusts and rainfall.

The typhoon made landfall near Chiba shortly before 5 a.m. and was heading northeast after leaving transportation networks in the capital in chaos.

In Tokyo's Setagaya Ward, a woman in her 50s died from apparent head injuries after she was blown away by the wind.

In Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, strong winds knocked support posts and nets of a golf driving range onto about 10 houses. One woman was seriously injured.

An 87-year-old man in Saitama Prefecture fractured his leg after being toppled by the wind.

The wind also blew away scaffolding at many construction sites and felled trees onto railway tracks and roads.

More than 930,000 buildings, primarily in Chiba and Kanagawa prefectures, were still without power as of 8 a.m., Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.

Railway operators in the Tokyo metropolitan area suspended almost all their operations from their first runs on Sept. 9, causing disarray among hordes of commuters.

Many services were resumed around 8 a.m., but East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) employees had their hands full dealing with typhoon-related damage on the tracks.

The Yamanote loop line in central Tokyo resumed operations past 10 a.m., after workers cleared toppled trees and debris between Shinagawa and Osaki stations.

Debris also had to be removed from the tracks of the Tokaido and Chuo lines.

Tokyu Corp., Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Keio Corp., Tobu Railway Co., Keikyu Corp. and Keisei Electric Railway Co. restarted operations after they suspended all services from their first trains.

The intensity of the wind and the rain peaked around dawn on Sept. 9, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

Record maximum wind gusts from the typhoon were recorded in some locations, including 207 kph in Chiba’s Chuo Ward, 176.4 kph in Kisarazu in Chiba Prefecture, 155.52 kph in Tokyo’s Ota Ward, and 150.12 kph in Miura, Kanagawa Prefecture.

A city record 109 millimeters of rain fell in one hour in Izu, Shizuoka Prefecture. Records for September were set in Yokohama’s Naka Ward, with 72 mm of rain an hour, Tokyo’s Edogawa Wards with 72 mm, and Kyonan, Chiba Prefecture, with 70 mm.

As of noon on Sept. 9, the typhoon was moving northeast at a speed of 30 kph about 70 km east-southeast of Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture.

It had a central atmospheric pressure of 970 hectopascals.

The estimated rainfall over the 24-hour period through 6 a.m. on Sept. 10 was 150 mm in the Tohoku region and 100 mm in the Kanto-Koshin region.

The passage of the typhoon is expected to bring sweltering heat to many parts of the Kanto and Tokai regions as the high pressure system in the Pacific Ocean gains strength.