Jebi, Strongest Typhoon To Strike Mainland Japan In 25 years, Claims Lives And Leaves Destruction

 Wednesday, September 5, 2018


Former Typhoon Jebi slammed into southern Japan on Tuesday, causing widespread damage, power outages and travel disruptions. The typhoon brought sustained winds over 160 km/h (100 mph) as it made landfall in Tokushima Prefecture around midday Tuesday, making it the strongest to strike the Japan mainland since Typhoon Yancy in 1993. Yancy was one of the costliest and deadliest typhoons to hit Japan in recent decades, and while the full extent of damage from Jebi remains to be seen, early reports indicate significant damage and multiple fatalities.