Abstract

  • Typhoon Jebi hammered the country's west coast as it made landfall with violent winds of up to 135mph
  • PM Shinzo Abe urged people to 'evacuate early' and called for all necessary measures to protect residents
  • Japan's weather agency issued warnings of possible landslides, flooding, high tides, lightning and tornadoes
  • Evacuation advisories have been issued for more than 1.19 million people in western and central parts of Japan

Typhoon Jebi smashes Japan: Giant waves and 135mph winds rock the country as train station roof COLLAPSES during the worst storm in 25 years and a MILLION are told to evacuate.

A powerful typhoon slammed into western Japan on Tuesday, killing at least nine people and injuring scores of people as more than a million people were told to evacuate amid the worst storm to hit the country in 25 years, reported by AFP.

Typhoon Jebi, reportedly the strongest typhoon to make landfall in Japan since 1993, headed north across the main island of Honshu toward the Sea of Japan.

More than 100 used cars at a storage site caught fire after the area was submerged due to high tide triggered by Typhoon Jebi in Nishinomiya
More than 100 used cars at a storage site caught fire after the area was submerged due to high tide triggered by Typhoon Jebi in Nishinomiya
Giant waves and 135mph winds have lashed Japan today killing two and injuring dozens while more than a million people have been told to evacuate amid the worst storm to hit the country in 25 years. This was the scene as flood water covered Kansai International Airport
Giant waves and 135mph winds have lashed Japan today killing two and injuring dozens while more than a million people have been told to evacuate amid the worst storm to hit the country in 25 years. This was the scene as flood water covered Kansai International Airport
A 2,591-tonne tanker was sent crashing into a bridge connecting Kansai airport, built on a man-made island in a bay, to the mainland. The bridge was damaged but the tanker was empty and none of its crew was injured, the coast guard said
A 2,591-tonne tanker was sent crashing into a bridge connecting Kansai airport, built on a man-made island in a bay, to the mainland. The bridge was damaged but the tanker was empty and none of its crew was injured, the coast guard said
Hundreds of flights have been cancelled across Japan after the typhoon struck. This was the scene at Kansai International Airport today
Hundreds of flights have been cancelled across Japan after the typhoon struck. This was the scene at Kansai International Airport today
Huge waves crashed over a breakwater in Aki in Japan's Kochi prefecture while some coastal areas were flooded
Huge waves crashed over a breakwater in Aki in Japan’s Kochi prefecture while some coastal areas were flooded
A truck sits at an angle on a bridge after being blown over by strong winds caused by Typhoon Jebi in Sakade, Japan
A truck sits at an angle on a bridge after being blown over by strong winds caused by Typhoon Jebi in Sakade, Japan
Aftermath: The wind was so powerful it flipped cars and vans over in the street in Osaka. The typhoon also came with heavy rain
Aftermath: The wind was so powerful it flipped cars and vans over in the street in Osaka. The typhoon also came with heavy rain
This was the view from a window at Kansai International airport in Japan after it was flooded during the typhoon today
This was the view from a window at Kansai International airport in Japan after it was flooded during the typhoon today
Fierce winds toppled heavy containers stacked up near a port in the Japanese city of Osaka as the typhoon struck land today
A police car makes  its way through a flooded road following a powerful typhoon in Osaka, western Japan
A police car makes its way through a flooded road following a powerful typhoon in Osaka, western Japan
Scaffolding crumpled into the streets below when the typhoon lashed the city of Osaka in western Japan today
Scaffolding crumpled into the streets below when the typhoon lashed the city of Osaka in western Japan today
Jebi was the strongest typhoon to make landfall in Japan since 1993. The storm was heading north across Japan's main island of Honshu towards the Sea of Japan
Jebi was the strongest typhoon to make landfall in Japan since 1993. The storm was heading north across Japan’s main island of Honshu towards the Sea of Japan
The strong gusts ripped sheeting from rooftops, toppled trucks on bridges and swept a tanker anchored in Osaka bay into a nearby bridge running to the Kansai International Airport
The strong gusts ripped sheeting from rooftops, toppled trucks on bridges and swept a tanker anchored in Osaka bay into a nearby bridge running to the Kansai International Airport

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