Typhoon Jebi wrecks 4,000 Japanese homes

World | 11 Sep 2018 1:32 pm

Residents in western Japan are taking steps to rebuild their lives one week after typhoon Jebi devastated the region.

The Fire and Disaster Management Agency says that nine people were killed and 514 injured across six prefectures in the Kansai region after the typhoon made landfall last Tuesday.

The agency says that violent winds damaged more than 4,000 houses, with some roofs ripped off by the force of the storm. Electric utility poles were also blown down by the typhoon, NHK reports.

Kansai Electric Power Company says that up to 2.16 million households in six prefectures have experienced electricity outages.

The utility says that as of 5:30 pm on Monday, the number of households without power had declined to about 9,500.

The company says that power supplies in mountainous areas of Wakayama and Kyoto prefectures have not yet been restored due to fallen trees and other obstacles blocking access.

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