At least six killed by Typhoon Jebi, Kansai International Airport flooded

04 September, 2018, 16:48 | Author: Jason Torres
  • Super Typhoon Jebi Is the typhoon strengthening? Will it make landfall in Japan

The meteorological agency said in a televised warning the system could trigger violent winds, landslides and flooding in the southern and southwestern parts of the archipelago, as well as high tides, lightning and tornadoes.

According to an Asahi Shimbun survey, evacuation orders or warnings had been issued to 683,000 residents of 10 prefectures as of 11 a.m. on September 4.

There were also reports of blackouts in Gifu, Aichi and Mie prefectures.

He also instructed his cabinet to "take all measures possible". Prime Minister Shinzo Abe canceled a scheduled trip to Kyushu, Japan's southernmost main island, to oversee the government's response to the typhoon, Kyodo said. Jebi is predicted to bring heavy rains through Wednesday.

Typhoon Jebi, whose name means swallow in Korean, is the latest spate of record-breaking, deadly weather patterns to hit the island nation this summer, after historic floods, landslides, and a heat wave killed at least 300 people.

Typhoon Jebi, with winds of up to 216 kilometres (135 miles) per hour, swept a tanker anchored in Osaka Bay into a bridge and partially flooded Kansai International Airport on an island in the bay.

A couple watches waves hitting a coast of Shirahara town. Another man in his 60s fell two meters into a rice paddy in the city of Mima.

A total of 585 domestic and 13 global flights were cancelled, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pulled out of a planned trip to Fukuoka in the southern island of Kyushu, to deal with the disaster response.

Hundreds of flights, trains and ferries had to be cancelled. West Japan Railway Co. halted all local services in the area's three main cities by noon.

USA moves to scrap $300 million in military aid to Pakistan
The chairman of Pakistan's senate foreign relations committee, Mushahid Hussain, said the proposed cuts were "a sop to India". On announcing the initial suspension, Trump accused Islambad of "nothing but lies & deceit" in a widely cited tweet.

"I heard on the news that JR lines would stop".

Tomonori Kawaguchi, a 63-year-old company employee who lives in Suita, Osaka Prefecture, who was on his way to his office said he planned to "head home earlier".

"This is awful. I might not be able to return" for a while, she said.

The Universal Studios Osaka also suspended its services. It depends on the typhoon.

An airport spokeswoman said the airport did not know when it could resume operations.

While around 500 mm of rainfall is likely to pound central Japan, another 400mm of downpour might fall in the western part of the country.

If the typhoon lands on Japan with a maximum sustained wind speed of 44 meters per second or more, it would be the first typhoon to do this since the 13th typhoon of 1993, according to the agency.

The eye of the storm will be located around Osaka, however Japan's capital city of Tokyo will feel the brunt as Jebi rolls in.

Recommended:



Popular

Toobin: Trump tweet attacking Sessions over indictments ‘may be an impeachable offense’
Attorney Preet Bharara called Trump's tweet "next level insane , inappropriate, unethical, stupid, incriminating". The president was apparently referring to Congressmen Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and Chris Collins (R-NY).

Fuel price hike: Petrol, diesel prices again breach record levels
Fuel prices have been on the rise since August 16 after the rupee dipped to its lowest value against the U.S. dollar. Fuel prices will be rising once more this morning, with the price of diesel suffering its biggest increase since May.

Tech billionaire returns to China after USA arrest
JD.com is now China's second-largest e-commerce player behind Alibaba, and Liu's net worth is $7.9 billion, according to Forbes. Earlier in a statement posted to Chinese social media network Weibo, JD.com described the allegations on its founder as false.

Iranian minister visits Pakistan but support from Islamabad likely to be limited
Zarif also emphasized that the two neighboring countries of Iran and Pakistan should boost cooperation to counter any plot aimed at spreading Islamophobia.

Xi denies China is spending money on African ‘vanity projects’
He added: "President Buhari and his Chinese host will also witness the signing of the MOU on One Belt One Road Initiative (OBOR)". China defends continued lending to Africa on the grounds that the continent still needs debt-funded infrastructure development.

Apple to debut new iPhones during September 12 event
The picture also showcases a 6.5-inch larger model and that makes its two-thirds of the next iPhones already out on render. Thanks to the larger displays, the watch will also be able to present more information on the watch face itself.

Ronaldo warns United over replacing Jose Mourinho with Zinedine Zidane
Mourinho also taunted Tottenham for fans for chanting "you're not special anymore" at him during Monday's galling defeat. Mourinho said. "To the manager that finished fourth?" I repeat, I have won eight titles.

Trump defends his handling of McCain's death
McCain is only the 31st person to lie in state there, an honor reserved for past presidents and the most revered public servants. Both Bush and Obama will speak on Saturday , along with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger , former Connecticut Sen.

Arsenal star told to behave after displaying this skill during training
And he wants that I can use him for two positions. "To be more competitive we want to be organised with and without the ball". The ex-Germany worldwide was back in training on Tuesday and is expected to be in Emery's squad for this weekend's game.

NFL Jets deal Bridgewater to Saints, pin hopes on rookie
The Jets signed Bridgewater in the offseason and his play in the preseason made him one of the NFL's most tradable assets. It forces Vikings fans to ask if they could have gotten a similar return had they signed Bridgewater.