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Typhoon Jebi Devastates Japan

The arrival of typhoon Jebi in Japan has wrought death and destruction in its wake, with news outlets and social media naturally making the most of the spectacle too.

The disaster not only cut electricity, it destroyed buildings, infrastructure, caused flooding, put a stop to various services and even killed as many as 11 people – an English-translated news report covering the typhoon’s destruction:

Over 600 domestic flights were halted by the strongest typhoon to rock the area in 25 years, leaving thousands trapped overnight in terminals without power, though apparently not even the airports were safe:

More footage of typhoon Jebi’s power over the helpless country:

Frighteningly enough, several reports of those killed by the typhoon involve older individuals being thrown from their apartments to the ground, being crushed by flying objects or falling from extreme heights.

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