Japan Urges Evacuations, Cancels Flights as Typhoon Jebi Lands

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Published on 4 Sep 2018, 14:45
Japan issued evacuation advisories for more than 1 million people and canceled hundreds of flights in the face of extremely strong winds and heavy rain as Typhoon Jebi made landfall along its west central coast Tuesday.
Jebi, whose name means “swallow” in Korean, was briefly a super typhoon and is the latest harsh weather to hit Japan this summer following rains, landslides, floods and record-breaking heat that killed hundreds of people. There were scattered reports of mild injuries as the typhoon made landfall.
Tides in some areas were the highest since a typhoon in 1961, NHK public television said, with flooding covering the runways at Kansai International Airport in Osaka.
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