Get the latest breaking news delivered straight to your inbox. Writing on Twitter, Mr Abe said 2.4m homes had lost power, with power being restored to around half of them. It was hot," a woman told public broadcaster NHK after being ferried to Kobe. In nearby Shiga , a 71-year-old man died when a storage building collapsed on top of him. More than 1.2 million people had been advised to leave their homes as Jebi approached the Kansai area - Japan's industrial heartland. Battleground Tracker: Biden leads, Trump needs Election Day surge to win, CBS News/BET poll: Black voters motivated, but concerned about votes counting, The pivotal post-Election Day dates you need to know, A behind-the-scenes look at how mail-in ballots are processed. By signing up you are agreeing to our, You Can Now Get a COVID-19 Vaccine in China, Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know now on politics, health and more, © 2020 TIME USA, LLC. High waves triggered by Typhoon Jebi are seen at a fishing port in Aki, Kochi Prefecture, western Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo Sept. 4, 2018. Jebi, which means “swallow” in Korean, is the latest storm to hit Japan following a terrifying summer of torrential rains, landslides and record heat. Live Updates: Trump and Biden make last-minute appeal on eve of election, South Dakota attorney general "distracted" before deadly crash, Eddie Hassell, "The Kids Are All Right" actor, killed in Texas, "Devastating" Hurricane Eta heading for Central America, Why White evangelical support for Trump goes beyond his policies, At least 19 killed in attack on an Afghan university, Johnny Depp loses libel case against tabloid's "wife-beater" story, Future of gig workers could hinge on California ballot vote, Battleground Tracker: Latest polls, state of the race and more, 5 things to know about CBS News' 2020 Battleground Tracker, CBS News coverage of voting rights issues. The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has released the calculated excess mortality rate for the period between March and September 2020, covering the majority of the COVID-19 pandemic to date. © 2019 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. The government is considering asking countries outside the disaster area to accept some of the garbage in order to speed up disposal. Updated September 5, 2018 9:56 am. Around 16,000 people spent the night in shelters, according to local media. Jiji Press—AFP/Getty Images. A 36-year-old man, Keita Otsuki, paused to speak with reporters where his childhood home once stood. Wind speeds measured 69mph (111km/h) while the storm was moving at a speed of 52mph (85km/h). / CBS/AP. The space agency said: “The higher the cloud tops, the colder and the stronger they are.”. At least eleven people have died and more than 300 were injured since Typhoon Jebi made landfall around noon Tuesday, bringing gusts of wind and driving rain across Japan’s western coast. More than 400,000 households in western and central Japan were without power Wednesday, a day after Typhoon Jebi struck with sustained winds of 100 miles per hour at landfall. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met residents in Fukushima Prefecture, where the Abukuma River burst its banks and left the highest regional death toll from the disaster. Sept. 5 (UPI) --The death toll from Japan's strongest typhoon in a quarter-century rose to 11 Wednesday, as thousands were evacuated from one of the region's busiest airports.Typhoon Jebi … This morning, boats were ferrying thousands of stranded passengers to the mainland while footage showed a caravan of buses making a perilous trip across the damaged bridge. At least six people have been killed by Jebi, according to Japanese broadcaster TBS, while around 160 people have been injured. View our online Press Pack. Japan has been ravaged by harsh weather this summer, when record-breaking heat mixed in liberally with extreme winds, floods and landslides that killed hundreds. The Universal Studios Japan theme park in Osaka closed for a second day Wednesday but said in a news release it would reopen Thursday. Among of those killed are older people believed to have been blown down by wind or hit with flying or falling objects, and more than 1.6 million households lost power in Osaka, Kyoto and four other prefectures Tuesday, AP reports. "When I look at the picture, I know my house was here. "We could not use vending machines or access to wireless local network to get information, and we didn't even know about this boat service," she told Kyodo News. ", Another passenger, Miki Yamada, said she spent the night at an airport cafeteria, Kyodo said. Powerful typhoon Jebi make landfall in western Japan, Strong Typhoon Jebi Wreaks Havoc In Japan, Containers damaged by Typhoon Jebi are seen in Kobe, western Japan, A ship damaged by Typhoon Jebi is seen in Nishinomiya, western Japan, Typhoon Jebi hits Osaka, Japan - 05 Sep 2018. Officials said additional precipitation could destabilize storm walls along swollen rivers and trigger more landslides, with recovery efforts barely underway and a full picture of the devastation wrought by Typhoon Hagibis just starting to emerge. The airport is a gateway for Asian tourists visiting Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe. George Morahan-05/09/2018. The man and his wife, both in their sixties, were headed for an evacuation center just across rice paddies from their home on the evening of the typhoon. Heavy rain was forecast to hit already-inundated areas in the coming days. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, tweeting on his official account, said the government was working to get the airport back online. Airport officials could not say when the airport would resume operations. More than 1.2 million people had been advised to leave their homes as Jebi approached the Kansai area - Japan's industrial heartland. A closure of the only international airport serving one of Japan's key business and commercial areas has triggered concerns about its impact on Japan's tourism and economy. The Associated Press contributed to this report. At least six people have been killed by Jebi, according to Japanese broadcaster TBS, while around 160 people have been injured. Tides in some areas were the highest since a typhoon in 1961, NHK public television said, with flooding covering the runways at Kansai International Airport in Osaka. Flooding has largely subsided, but assessments were still being done on possible damage to equipment key to flight operations and repairs of the damaged bridge. They were terrified to find the service road through the paddies had become a rushing river. Japan's national broadcaster NHK said Thursday that the death toll had risen to 11, hundreds more injured. ... Vietnam: Death toll … Be in the know. Around 3.9 inches of rain drenched one part of the tourist city of Kyoto in an hour, with as much 20 inches set to fall in some areas in the 24 hours to noon on Wednesday. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. "We should have heeded the warnings to evacuate early," the man told TBS. 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Runways were also waterlogged as towering waves washed over the airport, knocking out its electricity and partially flooding the terminals. In the Yanagawa area, a construction worker told CBS News' partner network TBS he was "extremely worried. Panasonic halted work at its air conditioning and refrigerator factory in Shiga. First published on September 5, 2018 / 4:42 AM. A government spokesman this morning confirmed the death toll in the storm stood at 10, with 300 people injured. Passengers stranded overnight at the Kansai International Airport due to typhoon Jebi queue for buses that will transport them from the airport in Izumisano city, Osaka prefecture, Sept. 5, 2018. AccuWeather senior meteorologist Adam Douty has already warned Russia sits in the path of Jebi. Around 16,000 people spent the night in shelters, local media said. They managed to pry open the doors and stumble to safety before their car was swept away, but as they did so they found another disabled vehicle. Major beverage maker Kirin Co suspended production at its brewery in Kobe, according to Kyodo News agency. I'm at a loss for words.". It raked across the western part of the largest main island, Honshu, near the city of Kobe, several hours later, heading rapidly north. More than 30,000 members of Japan's Self-Defense Forces have been called up to assist search and rescue efforts. The fatal incident involved two jeeps and one car, and took place at approximately 9.20am on Monday,... We're in the endgame for the US presidential election campaign and Joe Biden and current President Donald Trump are locked in a hard fought battle on the final day of campaigning. More than one million people are now without power and more than 700 flights are grounded, along with scores of ferries and trains. What is ballot harvesting — and should you hand your ballot to a stranger? Almost 2,000 houses were partially or totally destroyed. Share. A house in ruins after being hit by Typhoon Hagibis, on October 15, 2019 in Hoyasu near Nagano, Japan. Japan awoke Wednesday to massive damage caused by the strongest typhoon to strike the country in a quarter of a century. The victims include a 71-year-old man found beneath a collapsed warehouse and a man in his 70s who fell from a house roof. Typhoon Jebi made landfall on Japan's central west coast on Tuesday bringing with it terrifying winds topping 135mph, the Japan Meteorological Agency revealed.