Typhoon Jebi has just made landfall in Tokushima prefecture. After 25 years it is the most dangerously expected landfall. The Meteorological Agency says the last time a Typhoon hit with this level of very strong intensity was 25 years ago.
Evacuation advisories are in place in wide areas. There are also cancellations and delays to public transportation.
The wind has already caused some damage. There is a report of an overturned truck and also of debris flying around.
Hundreds of thousands of people are under evacuation advisories in the city of Kobe and also Osaka Prefecture.
Officials say the rains are bringing the possibility of landslides and flooding. Other advisories including some evacuation orders have been issued throughout Western Japan.
Transportation has also been disrupted. Some rail services in the Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe areas are suspended.
Airline companies have cancelled more than 600 domestic flights scheduled for Tuesday mainly in western Japan.
People in Kagawa Prefecture could be in the direct path of the Typhoon. At a port in the prefecture, town officials closed dozens of tide prevention gates in anticipation of possible storm surges. In the city of Takamatsu in Shikoku region, residents gathered on Tuesday morning to fill sandbags to protect their homes from flooding.
For people in Japan who are in Jebi’s path — beware of winds and rains suddenly intensifying.
We advise you to check often whether your local municipality has issued an evacuation advisory or order.
For those who need support for information in English and other languages, you can call a multilingual support service based in Osaka.
Osaka Foundation of Int’l Exchange: Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Thai, Tagalog.
06-6941-2297 Available 9:00-17:30.
Japanese, English only
080-4563-8084 Available 9:00-17:30
Extension possible depending on situation.
Prepare early for evacuation so you don’t get stranded. And don’t put yourself in unnecessary danger by going outside for no reason.
The high winds means there’s risk of flying debris.
If you feel you’re in danger, evacuate to a designated shelter.
In some cases, advisories may come late.
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