Japan: Typhoon Aftermath



Kansai Airport after Typhoon Jebi.

Brendan Guillen, Reporter

On September 4, 2018, Typhoon Jebi struck the western coast of Japan. It is on record, the strongest typhoon to hit the nation in over 25 years.

The typhoon has left 11 dead and more than 600 injured.

The destruction varies from totaled vehicles to the flooding of the Kansas International Airport in Izumisano city, Osaka which at the time held 3,000 travelers. The bridge connecting the airport to the mainland has been severely damaged, though not completely destroyed. Within Nishinomiya City, cranes within the cargo port were knocked over along with cargo containers only to be followed by a cargo ship that collided with the breakwater due to the winds.