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High waves hit breakwaters at a port of Aki, Kochi prefecture, western Japan, Tuesday Sept. 4, 2018. Powerful Typhoon Jebi is approaching Japan's Pacific coast and forecast to bring heavy rain and high winds to much of the country. (Ichiro Sakano/Kyodo News via AP)/Kyodo News via AP)
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A fallen tree from strong winds lies on Midosuji street in central Osaka on September 4, 2018, as Typhoon Jebi made landfall around midday in southwestern Japan. The strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years made landfall on September 4, the country's weather agency said, bringing violent winds and heavy rainfall that prompted evacuation warnings. - Japan OUT / AFP / JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS
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A tanker is seen after it slammed into the side of a bridge connecting the airport to the mainland, damaging part of the bridge and the vessel in Osaka, western Japan, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. A powerful typhoon blew through western Japan on Tuesday, causing heavy rain to flood the region's main offshore international airport and high winds to blow a tanker into a connecting bridge, disrupting land and air travel. (Kentaro Ikushima/Mainichi Newspaper via AP)
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Local government wokers remove a fallen tree along a sidewalk in Nagoya on September 4, 2018, as Typhoon Jebi made landfall around midday in southwestern Japan. The strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years made landfall on September 4, the country's weather agency said, bringing violent winds and heavy rainfall that prompted evacuation warnings. - Japan OUT / AFP / JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS
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Pedestrians try to hold their umbrellas while struggling with strong winds in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. Heavy rain and crashing surf were striking western Japan as powerful Typhoon Jebi neared its Pacific coast Tuesday, disrupting train service and air travel. Typhoon Jebi, heading north, was forecast to make landfall later in the day and cross the main island of Honshu. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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A couple watches waves hitting a coast of Shirahara town, Wakayama prefecture, central Japan, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. Powerful Typhoon Jebi is approaching Japan's Pacific coast and forecast to bring heavy rain and high winds to much of the country.(Yosuke Mizuno/Kyodo News via AP)
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Police officers attempt to remove fallen trees following a powerful typhoon in Osaka, western Japan, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. A powerful typhoon blew through western Japan on Tuesday, causing heavy rain to flood the region's main offshore international airport and high winds to blow a tanker into a connecting bridge, disrupting land and air travel. (Nobuki Ito/Kyodo News via AP)
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Overturned cars are seen on street following a powerful typhoon in Osaka, western Japan, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. A powerful typhoon blew through western Japan on Tuesday, causing heavy rain to flood the region's main offshore international airport and high winds to blow a tanker into a connecting bridge, disrupting land and air travel. (Kota Endo/Kyodo News via AP)
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Kansai International Airport is partly inundated following a powerful typhoon in Izumisano, Osaka prefecture, western Japan, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. A powerful typhoon blew through western Japan on Tuesday, causing heavy rain to flood the region's main offshore international airport and high winds to blow a tanker into a connecting bridge, disrupting land and air travel. (Kentaro Ikushima/Mainichi Newspaper via AP)
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A tanker is seen after it slammed into the side of a bridge connecting the airport to the mainland, damaging part of the bridge and the vessel in Osaka, western Japan, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. A powerful typhoon blew through western Japan on Tuesday, causing heavy rain to flood the region's main offshore international airport and high winds to blow a tanker into a connecting bridge, disrupting land and air travel. (Kentaro Ikushima/Mainichi Newspaper via AP)
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A toppled balustrade of the landmark Togetsu bridge is seen in Kyoto on September 4, 2018, as Typhoon Jebi made landfall around midday in southwestern Japan. The strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years made landfall on September 4, the country's weather agency said, bringing violent winds and heavy rainfall that prompted evacuation warnings. - Japan OUT / AFP / JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS
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Building scaffolding collapse after a powerful typhoon hit Osaka, western Japan, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. A powerful typhoon blew through western Japan on Tuesday, causing heavy rain to flood the region's main offshore international airport and high winds to blow a tanker into a connecting bridge, disrupting land and air travel. (Kyodo News via AP)
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A couple walks in heavy wind and rain near Osaka station on September 4, 2018, as Typhoon Jebi made landfall around midday in southwestern Japan. The strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years made landfall on September 4, the country's weather agency said, bringing violent winds and heavy rainfall that prompted evacuation warnings. - Japan OUT / AFP / JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS
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A woman tries to hold her umbrella while struggling with strong winds in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. Heavy rain and crashing surf were striking western Japan as powerful Typhoon Jebi neared its Pacific coast Tuesday, disrupting train service and air travel. Typhoon Jebi, heading north, was forecast to make landfall later in the day and cross the main island of Honshu. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Updated 04 September 2018

Heavy rain and crashing surf from powerful Typhoon strikes western Japan

The strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years made landfall Tuesday, the country’s weather agency said, bringing violent winds and heavy rainfall that prompted evacuation warnings.
Typhoon Jebi, packing winds of up to 216 kilometers (135 miles) per hour, made landfall around midday in western Japan near areas still recovering from deadly record rains earlier this summer.

(Photo courtesy: AFP/AP)