Typhoon Jebi is set to make landfall in western Japan. Evacuation advisories and orders are in place in some areas. There are also cancellations and delays to public transportation.
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The wind has already caused some damage. There is a report of an overturned truck and also of debris flying around in western Japan.
Officials in Kobe have issued an evacuation advisory for its 280-thousand residents. They say the rains are bringing the possibility of landslides and flooding.
Transportation has also been disrupted. Some rail services in the Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe areas are suspended. The same for some Shinkansen bullet train services.
Airline companies have cancelled more than 600 domestic flights scheduled for Tuesday mainly in western Japan.
People in Kagawa Prefecture could be in the direct path of the Typhoon. At a port in the prefecture, town officials closed dozens of tide prevention gates in anticipation of possible storm surges.
In the city of Takamatsu in Shikoku region, residents gathered on Tuesday morning to fill sandbags to protect their homes from flooding.
For people in Japan who are in Jebi's path -- beware of winds and rains suddenly intensifying.
We advise you to check often whether your local municipality has issued an evacuation advisory or order.
For those who need support for information in English and other languages, you can call a multilingual support service based in Osaka.
Osaka Foundation of Int'l Exchange: Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Thai, Tagalog.
06-6941-2297 Available 9:00-17:30.
Japanese, English only
080-4563-8084 Available 9:00-17:30
Extension possible depending on situation.
Prepare early for evacuation so you don't get stranded. And don't put yourself in unnecessary danger by going outside for no reason.
The high winds means there's risk of flying debris.
If you feel you're in danger, evacuate to a designated shelter.
In some cases, advisories may come late.