Typhoon JB has killed at least nine people and left more than a million homes without power in western Japan. Called JB, this storm was a brief yet super typhoon and was the strongest person to kill Japan in 25 years.
JB, who translates “swallow” in Korean, led to heavy rains, landslides, floods in Japan. According to the public broadcaster NHK of Japan, 3,000 stranded passengers were shifted by boats by the airport company on Wednesday.
Hundreds of people were killed in Japan due to the record-breaking heat this year.
Typhoon JB hit on the west coast of Japan on Tuesday and brought 216 km/hour winds with heavy rains. Due to powerful winds, 2,591 tonnes of tanker had entered a bridge which went towards Kansai International Airport. The tanker was installed in Osaka Bay.
After this, about 3,000 passengers were stranded at the airport in Honshu. High-speed boats were used to transfer passengers to Kobe Airport.
After the storm, many areas were flooded inside the airport.
According to the trade ministry and public broadcaster NHK, Wednesday (22:30 GMT Tuesday) at 7:30 in the morning, there was no electricity in Osaka and surrounding areas, more than one million households were canceled and many flights were canceled and some Trains have been canceled.
Earlier, 800 flights had been canceled before typhoon with the ferry, local train services, and some bullet train lines. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged people to leave early and ordered his government to take all necessary steps to protect the residents.
The Ministry of Trade said that Japan’s JFTG Nippon Oil and Energy Corp has stopped at least one refining units in West Japan for damaging the share of the coolant tower in the 135,000 barrels per day Sakai refinery in Osaka.