Japan – Kansai Airport Flooded After Typhoon Jebi Hits

After making landfall in Tokushima Prefecture, Shikoku Island, around noon local time, 04 September 2018, before crossing eastern Shikoku and Osaka Prefecture (Honshu Island). It reached the Sea of Japan before moving away from land, weakening and dissipating.

NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over Jebi on Sept. 4 at 12:17 a.m. EDT (417 UTC) just after it made landfall in southeastern Japan. AIRS saw coldest cloud top temperatures (purple) being pushed east of center by strong vertical wind shear. Credit: NASA JPL/Heidar Thrastarson
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The most powerful storm to hit Japan in 25 years, winds from Jebi caused severe damage, overturning cars, destroying buildings and cutting power. At least 11 people have died.

In Osaka, Kansai international airport was flooded by storm surge and high waves. Kansai is Japan’s third busiest airport and was built on an artificial island of reclaimed land.

Media reports said that winds swept a tanker into the bridge to Kansai International Airport, which left the artificial island housing the airport temporarily cut off, stranding 3,000 travellers overnight as high waves flooded the runways and some buildings, knocking out the power.

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