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)?
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By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: July 24, 2018 at 2:56 pm | UPDATED: July 24, 2018 at 2:58 pm By Rebecca Tan | Washington Post Less than two weeks after torrential rains wreaked destruction across Japan, the country is facing yet another weather-related crisis: a record-breaking heat wave that forecasters say could last until early August. More than 30,000 people have been admitted to the hospital for heatstroke, and at least 77 deaths have been registered in the past two weeks, including a 6-year-old boy in Aichi prefecture who died last Tuesday after a school excursion, Kyodo News reported. Government agencies have warned that the country’s 35 million senior citizens are particularly vulnerable to the heat; a t least 80 percent of the casualties have been among those age 65 and above, a researcher told Reuters. “This heat is a threat to life,” a spokesman for Japan’s Meteorological Agency said in a news conference Monday. “We recognize it as a … [Read more...] about Death toll climbs as Japan swelters under record heat
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
TOKYO -- One of Japan's busiest airports remained closed indefinitely after the strongest typhoon to hit Japan in at least 25 years flooded a runway and other facilities while damaging other infrastructure and causing at least 10 deaths as it swept across part of Japan's main island. More than 400,000 households in western and central Japan were without power Wednesday, a day after Typhoon Jebi struck with sustained winds of 100 miles per hour at landfall. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at least 10 people were confirmed dead and about 300 people were injured. A tanker that became unmoored by the typhoon's pounding waves and wind slammed into a bridge linking offshore Kansai International Airport to the mainland, damaging the bridge and the ship and stranded 3,000 passengers overnight at the airport. Under sunny skies Wednesday morning, they left by boat or were transported by buses across an intact road on the damaged bridge. The airport is built on two artificial islands … [Read more...] about Typhoon kills at least 10, shutters major Japanese airport