Japan PM visits storm-hit areas, royal parade may be delayed

A woman makes her way though the mud and debris from Typhoon Hagibis, with a phone hanging on the wire, front, at Hoyasu district in Nagano, central Japan Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. The typhoon hit Japan’s main island on Saturday with strong winds and historic rainfall that caused more than 200 rivers to overflow, leaving thousands of homes flooded, damaged or without power. (Koji Sengoku/Kyodo News via AP)

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, front left, visits a shelter for people affected by Typhoon Hagibis, in Motomiya, Fukushima prefecture, Japan Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. The typhoon hit Japan on Saturday with historic rainfall that caused rivers to overflow and left thousands of homes flooded, damaged or without power. (Shohei Miyano/Kyodo News via AP)

TOKYO — Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is visiting towns devasted by the deadly typhoon to meet residents to assess damage and their needs.