In Japanese the kinki region was hit by Typhoon “Jebi”

In Japanese the kinki region was hit by Typhoon “Jebi”

TOKYO, September 4 — RIA Novosti, Yekaterina Plyasunova. Typhoon “Jebe”, which, according to experts, was the most powerful in the last quarter of a century, struck the kinki region, where are located the major cities of Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto, is partially or completely stopped the movement of trains, interruptions in electricity and telecommunications, reports of ripped off roofs, uprooted trees and floods.


In the area of residence of the correspondent of RIA Novosti in the Osaka Nishi-ku the wind speed currently is about 15 meters per second. The streets, which at this time of night is usually flooded with Housewives rushing to the evening of discounts at grocery stores, office workers, the working day which ends a little earlier than most, and returning from educational institutions, children and adolescents, is now completely deserted.

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From noon Tuesday in the city there are disruptions of telephone and mobile Internet. Residents whose homes are in the area of possible flooding from the morning began to receive alerts with recommendations to go to the nearest temporary evacuation. In social networks, almost every second there are photos and short videos from different parts of the region with illustrations of the damage.

To date, we know of one killed and five injured as a result of rampant disaster. According to the video broadcast of the TV channel NHK, the water was a runway and Parking Kansai international airport in Osaka, as well as an underground floor of the terminal. The wind speed in the area of the air pier reaches up to 209 kilometers per hour.

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— NHKニュース (@nhk_news) September 4, 2018

The bridge that connects the artificial island of Kansai airport to land, ran a tanker that was at anchor and was swept away. As reported by the Agency Kyodo, a strong gust of wind blew the truck, which was moving across the bridge between the island of Shikoku and the main island of Japan, Honshu, but in the sea he fell, and no one was injured.

According to the Main meteorological management of Japan, the Central pressure of the Typhoon is 970 hPa. The wind speed at the epicenter of the cyclone reaches 35 meters per second and wind gusts to 50 meters per second. The Typhoon is moving at a speed of 65 kilometers per hour North-North-East.