Typhoon Jebi hit the mainland of Japan on Tuesday. It is known as the biggest storm in the last 25 years. The previous one landed in Tokushima in 1993. The strong wind leaves destructions and even makes at least 10 people killed. You may get aerial footage of current condition in Japan from the news report and see how serious the damage caused by this typhoon Jebi.
What you need to know about Typhoon Jebi
Typhoon Jebi is rated as the most powerful storm of the year on Earth. Its name is taken from the Korean language, means shallow. While people previously thought about the climate change as the main reason for the vast amount of rains in some cities, there was actually a mother of a storm preparing herself for the western Pacific. as it was expected, the typhoon lashed Japan and left serious destruction.
It took around a week for Jebi to transform itself from a regular tropical storm to a typhoon which is included in category 5 cyclone, counting the sustained wind speed that can reach 175 mph. and yes, Jebi’s wind speed is closer to 180mph, a level above Hurricane Maria which hit Puerto Rico at 175 mph.
Fortunately, Japan has been getting used to climate change, especially during the cyclone season. There even have been some tropical typhoons hit the country since June. That is why the government could make the fast response by immediately evacuating their people.
The left footage by typhoon Jebi
Massive destruction can be avoided after Typhoon Jebi lashed Japan’s mainland. The strong wind hit the buildings and made high wave up, resting an 89-meter-long tanker into one of Osaka bridge sides that connects the airport to the mainland. Fortunately, the eleven crew members on board were in safe condition.
The damage on the bridge itself can’t be avoided as well. It causes about 3,000 passengers trapped in the airport. The evacuation was processed by buses on the day after the storm hit, i.e. Wednesday as the bridge re-opened. Other passengers were taken by ferry passengers to Kobe Airport to get alternative flights. Since one boat could only take 100 people, it had to go back and forth.
The flight cancellation at Kansai Airport due to the created flood by the storm also affects other air hubs especially Itami Airport in Osaka and Chubu Contraire International Airport in Nagoya. About 187 cars were even reported to get damaged not only because of the wind and flood but were also caught on fire. Police suspected it was because of the short-circuited electricity. As it was difficult for firefighters to reach the airport, they eventually use the sea water to put out the flames.
There were 10 people reported being died due to this incident. The number could just increase. And over 8,000 residents had to leave their houses and evacuated in 1,667 shelters.
Travel to Japan after typhoon Jebi
The main area gets affected by Typhoon Jebi is western Japan, especially the transportation matter. The Osaka Airport itself is closed due to the extensive damage, while Kansai International Airport is also reported to not being opened because its two runways were full of water.
Meanwhile, the bullet trains service is also cancelled because a section of the train station roof in Kyoto fell to the ground because of the storm.
The flight cancellation also affects about 700 flights to take off. It causes tourists who are currently visiting Japan not able to leave the country. On the other hand, to those who are about to visit Japan after the Typhoon Jebi lashing on Tuesday, are advised to reschedule their flights. If you book yours through Airpaz, find out if you can even refund the tickets or choose another day to have the low-cost aerial trip.