World International Affairs Super Typhoon Jebi , a Category 5 storm, is forecast to hit Japan next week. Currently, the storm is spiraling off the coast of Guam, The Weather Channel reported. Jebi was upgraded to a typhoon from a tropical storm this week, as it gained 110 mph of sustained top wind speed within just 48 hours. Because the storm maintains maximum sustained winds of 175 mph and has 20-mile wide eye, Jebi is now considered the most intense tropical cyclone of 2018 thus far. Meanwhile, authorities in Japan ordered the evacuation of more than 20,000 residents in central and northeastern parts of the country on Friday, as heavy rains led to floods and warnings of landslides. 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, The Japan Times reported. In the town of Hodatsushimizu, in the same prefecture, 13,337 residents were ordered to evacuate as well. … [Read more...] about Super Typhoon Jebi Heads for Japan As 20,000 Ordered to Evacuate Due to Flooding
WorldSuper Typhoon Jebi, a Category 5 storm that’s become the world’s most powerful in 2018, is threatening Japan early next week, with threats to major cities Kyoto, Kobe, and Tokyo.Japan’s main island, Honsho, home to the country’s largest cities, is at risk for up to a foot of rain from Typhoon Jebi, according to the forecast updates. "Rainfall flooding, high winds, battering waves and coastal flooding are expected as Jebi pushes ashore around Tuesday, local time," according to The Weather Channel.Typhoon Jebi’s path and track update suggests the storm will likely aprroach Japan on Monday or early Tuesday next week, but it won’t be at current strength. However, warnings will likely be issued for much of Japan by late this week since Jebi is expected to strike the country at Typhoon strength -- likely category 1 or 2.The latest forecast update for Jebi suggests that typhoon will approach Japan early Tuesday with winds of around 100 … [Read more...] about Super Typhoon Jebi Path, Track Update: When Will Typhoon Hit Japan (Kyoto, Kobe, Tokyo)?
WorldJapan’s main island, Honsho is in Typhoon Jebi’s track and a direct hit is expected early next week, according to the latest forecast updates.Typhoon Jebi’s path shows the storm striking the Chugoku region, including the Hiroshima, Okayama, Shimane, Tottori, and Yamaguchi prefectures.When will Typhoon Jebi hit Japan? The latest track updates from the Japan Meteorological Agency said odds are high that Jebi will make landfall on the island of Honsho early Tuesday morning, bringing major impact and risk.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.Recommended … [Read more...] about Typhoon Jebi Track Update: When Will Typhoon Jebi Hit Japan?
Sep 04, 2:43 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Suman Varandani @suman09 09/04/18 AT 2:10 AM Typhoon Jebi, the most powerful tropical storm to hit Japan in 25 years, made landfall in Tokushima Prefecture in western part of the country early Tuesday. The Meteorological Agency issued warning of heavy rains and strong winds in both the western and eastern regions of the country.More than 600 flights were canceled and fear of heavy flooding and mudslides prompted evacuation plans for almost 300,000 people. Orders were issued in some areas of Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and Wakayama prefectures. The typhoon, which has been categorized as “very strong,” was traveling 37 miles south of Cape Muroto in Kochi Prefecture, western Japan, at a speed of about 27 miles per hour. The Japan Meteorological Agency said it had sustained winds of 100 miles per hour with gusts to 134 mph.Kansai Airport in Tajiri … [Read more...] about Japan Typhoon Jebi Videos, Photos: Warnings Issued As Powerful Storm Hits
World JapanHundreds of thousands of people in Japan have been told they need to evacuate as the country is battered by the strongest storms it has faced in quarter of a century.Wind and rain from Typhoon Jebi intensified on Tuesday amid warnings that southern parts of the country could be hit by landslides and flooding.The storm made its second landfall, hitting the main island of Honshu having slammed into Shikoku a few hours earlier as the strongest typhoon to make landfall in Japan since 1993. High waves triggered by Typhoon Jebi are seen at a fishing port in Aki, Kochi Prefecture, western Japan. Hundreds of thousands of people have been warned they must evacuate their homes. Kyodo/via REUTERS Recommended Slideshows76The Most Powerful Military Forces in the World59The 25 Most Powerful Passports in the World61Every World Press Photo Winner Ever: 60 Images That Define Our WorldWinds of up to 129 miles per hour were recorded in one part of Shikoku, the smallest main island, with … [Read more...] about Typhoon Jebi Latest: Japan Storm to Make Landfall Forcing Evacuations, Canceling Flights