Japan prepares for the arrival of powerful typhoon Jebi


More than 600 flights and train services were canceled in Japan before the imminent arrival of a powerful typhoon accompanied by heavy rains and winds.

The approach to the Japanese territory of the powerful typhoon Jebi left on Tuesday (04.09.2018) more than 600 flights canceled by the strong winds and heavy rains that the national meteorological agency forecasts in the western and eastern regions of the Asian country.

The national meteorological agency warned of possible floods, large waves and torrential rains in much of the country, after the typhoon “Jebi” makes landfall in the south-western island of Shikoku or in the Kii Peninsula, around noon (03:00 GMT).

At 08:00 hours (23:00 GMT on Monday), the eye of the storm was about 90 kilometers southeast of Cape Ashizuri, in Shikoku, traveling northeast at a rate of 35 kilometers per hour (kph), with maximum sustained winds of 162 kph and gusts of 216 kph, according to the agency.

Cancellations of flights and trains

In addition to the airlines, which canceled more than 600 flights today, the services of local trains and high-speed lines, such as the one covering the Osaka-Hiroshima route, were suspended, indefinitely, while others decided to operate less frequently. public chain NHK.

Some companies recommended their employees to work from home on Tuesday, while classes at local schools were suspended and business activity was also disrupted, such as the Universal Studios Japan theme park in Osaka, which closed today due to the storm, reported the local news agency Kyodo.

Japan has suffered several typhoons and torrential rains so far this summer, such as those that left more than 200 dead in July in the southern half of the country and especially in the western region, within the current trajectory of Jebi.

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