Updated: 9/5/2018 2:14:24 AM
Jebi left a trail of destruction across the west of the country, hitting major cities like Kyoto and Osaka.
Flights, trains and ferries were cancelled but thousands of passengers stranded at Osaka's international airport have since been evacuated.
As the winds slow down and move north, people are being urged to stay alert for landslides and floods.
At least 300 people have been injured as a result of the typhoon, according to government spokesman Yoshihide Suga.
Updated: 9/4/2018 7:31:31 AM
Typhoon Jebi swept through western Japan as the strongest tropical cyclone to come ashore in 25 years, leaving at least two dead and many injured.
Strong winds and high waves closed Kansai International Airport, the region’s main airport.
Japan issued evacuation advisories for more than 1 million people and cancelled hundreds of flights in the face of extremely strong winds and heavy rain as the typhoon made landfall.
A man working inside a warehouse in Shiga Prefecture died after the building collapsed on him, while another man fell to his death from the second floor of a house in Osaka, apparently blown by the strong wind, police said.
Several people were injured at Kyoto Station when part of the glass ceiling collapsed due to the strong wind.
More than 600 domestic flights have been cancelled, according to Japanese broadcaster NHK. High-speed bullet train service was suspended between Osaka and Hiroshima cities.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said: “I urge the Japanese people to take action to protect your lives, including preparing and evacuating early,” he said.
Evacuation advisories were issued for more than 1 million people as the wind and rain began picking up, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said.
Updated: 9/4/2018 7:22:45 AM
Three separate drowning incidents were reported on two beaches in Yilan County, Taiwan, within the space of two hours at Sept. 2, with the death toll now standing at five as one person remains missing, while one person sustained a minor injury, reported TVBS.
Separate deadly incidents involving rogue waves were reported in Yilan County's Mystery Beach in Nan'ao and Neipei Beach yesterday.
Woman riding an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) with her son on Mystery Beach, when they were suddenly washed out to sea by a rogue wave at 5:03 p.m.
Earlier that day, also on Mystery Beach, 3 persons riding ATV were washed out to sea by a rogue wave that was estimated to be over 3 meters in height, reported TVBS.
Rescuers said a Coast Guard Administration boat carried a male body to Nansing Inspection Office in Nan'ao at 6:36 p.m., and the body was confirmed to be Chou by his family, the report said. However, Ho is still missing, according to the report.
On Neipi beach in Su'ao, an eight-year-old girl was suddenly swept out to sea by a rogue wave and a male jumped in the water to try to save her. The girl was washed ashore and survived, however, the man drowned.
Updated: 9/4/2018 3:20:22 AM
Typhoon Jebi swept through western Japan on Tuesday as the strongest tropical cyclone to come ashore in 25 years, causing widespread power outages and flooding the region’s main airport. One person was reported killed.
The storm paralyzed the country’s second-largest population center around Osaka, with companies forced to temporarily close their plants, and power cut to more than 800,000 homes and offices.
Updated: 9/2/2018 4:36:45 AM
The most intense storm of 2018 so far, Super Typhoon Jebi, is barrelling its way towards Japan and 20,000 people have been ordered to evacuate.
Jebi, a tropical storm with winds of around 260km/h which was upgraded to a super typhoon on Friday, is expected to hit the east coast of Japan by Tuesday (local time).
The typhoon is the equivalent of a category 5 hurricane, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Honshu, the largest Japanese island with a population of 100 million, is directly in Jebi's firing line and 20,000 residents across central and northeastern parts of the country have been ordered to evacuate, reports Newsweek.
Jebi previously passed the American territory of Guam and pummelled the Northern Mariana Islands, though no deaths have been reported.
Updated: 8/31/2018 3:34:33 AM
Jebi has rapidly intensified for the last 24 hours, and continues to intensify beyond the Category 5 threshold, with satellite estimated winds of 265kph according to F13 SATOPS. The storm is still intensifying at this time and could become even stronger later today. The storm poses a major threat to Japan early next week.
According to a public advisory from the National Weather Service in Guam, Jebi continues to intensify as it makes its way toward the Northern Islands.
Because of the anticipated threat of Typhoon Jebi, acting governor Victor B. Hocog has maintained Typhoon Condition I for the islands of Alamagan, Pagan, and Agrihan.
The sparsely populated island of Pagan is hunkered down and ready, with weather forecasts predicting that it will take a direct hit from Typhoon Jebi today.
Current projections have the storm making landfall between Kyoto and Tokyo and curving north-northeast through Honshu. The eye is estimated to make landfall on Tuesday, September 4, though the effects of the storm will be felt on Honshu before it hits land. Heavy rain, damaging winds, flooding, and high surf are expected.
Published Saturday, September 1, 2018
The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) predicts that yet another typhoon called Jebi will be approaching the main islands of Japan early next week. Warm ocean temperatures and low vertical wind shear are providing a favorable environment for Jebi's intensification. The JTWC predicts that the typhoon will have peak sustained winds of 115 knots as it moves over the northern Pacific Ocean toward Japan next week.
The storm is currently moving west near the Northern Mariana Islands and is forecast to curve northwest toward Japan. The storm is expected to make landfall around September 4, though there is low confidence in the precise path. As of noon on Thursday, August 30, Jebi is producing sustained winds of 175 km/h and by the evening of Friday, August 31, is projected to strengthen to winds of 240 km/h, the equivalent of a Category 4 storm. Further details regarding strength and projected path will emerge as Jebi moves closer to land.
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