Typhoon Jebi on land in western Japan

Typhoon Jebi on land in western Japan

World September 4, 2018 08:00

osaka - The typhoon Jebi landed on the peninsula of Shikoku in the west of Japan a little after midday at noon local time (5.00 am Dutch time). The storm has completely destroyed public life in a large part of the country. Jebi is one of the heaviest storms this season.

The storm is expected to continue towards the Nara and Osaka regions to the north of Shikoku. Osaka is the second city in Japan.

Almost all trains in the region are no longer driving, more than six hundred flights have been canceled and around 300,000 people have been advised to leave their homes. In addition, the Japanese authorities warn of heavy gusts of wind, large amounts of rain, high waves and mudflows.

Evacuations are not required in Japan.

Japan has been hit by severe storms several times since June. In the Hiroshima region, more than 200 people were killed in a typhoon earlier. After that, the entire country was hit by a severe heat wave, but at the same time several typhoons came ashore.

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