In this photo taken on July 28, people protect themselves with umbrellas as heavy rains caused by Typhoon Jongdari fall in Tokyo. The government issued an evacuation order for 7,965 people in the city of Nanao, located in Ishikawa Prefecture, due to the Kumaki River overflowing its banks. JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images … [Read more...] about Super Typhoon Jebi Heads for Japan As 20,000 Ordered to Evacuate Due to Flooding
“Jebi, as is virtually always the case, won't be nearly as strong as it currently is by the time it reaches Japan, but it is still expected to be at least of typhoon intensity at landfall Tuesday. It then could sweep north-northeast as far as Hokkaido as a tropical storm into Wednesday.” … [Read more...] about Super Typhoon Jebi Path, Track Update: When Will Typhoon Hit Japan (Kyoto, Kobe, Tokyo)?
The weather agency has issued warnings for Jebi’s approach, saying the storm could deliver high waves, flooding and landslides to southern Honshu. Typhoon Jebi is expected to approach Japan as the country’s strongest storm this year. Already, the area where Jebi is expected to make landfall has suffered from flooding and landslides in July that killed more than 200 people, making it one of Japan’s worst weather disasters in years. … [Read more...] about Typhoon Jebi Track Update: When Will Typhoon Jebi Hit Japan?
“We’re not sure yet if we’ll be open on Wednesday. It depends on the typhoon. But for the safety of our visitors, we decided to close today,” Hiromi Kamiguchi, a spokeswoman for Nijo Castle, a UNESCO world heritage site, said Tuesday morning. … [Read more...] about Japan Typhoon Jebi Videos, Photos: Warnings Issued As Powerful Storm Hits
The country’s meteorological agency's chief forecaster, Ryuta Kurora, said that the storms could get “stronger and stronger,” according to The Guardian, but was expected to pass over the Sea of Japan by late Tuesday and to have weakened by Wednesday morning. “It is possible that [Jebi] will make landfall while maintaining its extreme strength,” Kurora said. … [Read more...] about Typhoon Jebi Latest: Japan Storm to Make Landfall Forcing Evacuations, Canceling Flights