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.
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.
NHK showing the sea has risen to submerge runways at Kansai International Airport. pic.twitter.com/4zJjEn64tC
— Nippon.com (@nippon_en) September 4, 2018
Osaka, Japan: Kansai international airport, 3rd busiest in Japan and built for $20 billion including the cost of land reclamation, two runways, terminals and facilities flooded by typhoon #jebi #climate #Photos pic.twitter.com/4d3knL1mV3
— Assaad Razzouk (@AssaadRazzouk) September 5, 2018
PHOTOS: Extensive flooding at Osaka Kansai, Japan's 3rd busiest airport (KIX/RJBB) due to #TyphoonJebi & a METAR report showing 99 knot gusts and pressure at 956mb ! | Source: https://t.co/Szg13M8SVS #Jebi pic.twitter.com/t1WzBtMl1R
— Airport Webcams (@AirportWebcams) September 4, 2018