Japan was hit by the strongest typhoon in 25 years on the 4th, killing at least 7 people and injuring more than 200 people.

This year’s No. 21 typhoon “Feiyan” landed at Tokushima Prefecture in Japan at noon local time. The maximum wind speed near the center of the typhoon is 45 meters per second, and the maximum instantaneous wind speed is 60 meters per second. This is the first typhoon that has been designated as a “super” in the typhoon that has landed in Japan since 1993.

Japan’s Kyodo News reported on the evening of the 4th that the police and the fire department reported that “Feiyan” had killed at least seven people in various areas and injured more than 200 people. A man in Shiga County was crushed to death by a collapsed warehouse. Other dead people were killed by high winds from high places, or objects blown by the wind died.

Kansai Airport is located on the sea and was built by reclamation. One of the two runways of the airport was flooded; the basement of a terminal building was filled with water. The airport was completely closed in the afternoon. Due to strong winds and damage, the bridge connecting the airport and the land was also closed, and about 3,000 people were trapped in the airport.

Kyodo News reported that due to the influence of Feiyan, Japanese domestic airlines canceled more than 700 domestic and international flights, and some passenger trains were shut down; about 1.6 million and 95,000 households in the Kansai and Shikoku regions were once powered off.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe canceled the trip to Fukuoka on the same day to deal with the typhoon disaster.

 

What is a typhoon? What is the difference between a typhoon, a hurricane and a whirlwind?

Typhoons and hurricanes are tropical cyclones. According to the definition of the World Meteorological Organization, a tropical cyclone with a central wind force of 12 or above and a wind speed of 32.7 meters per second can be called a typhoon or a hurricane. The difference is that the tropical cyclones that occur in the Pacific Northwest and the South China Sea are typhoons, and the hurricanes that occur in the Northeast Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean. In addition, there is a small brother in the typhoon and hurricane, that is, the tropical cyclone that has a wind level of 12 or above in the Indian Ocean – “Cyclone”. They are essentially the same, but have different names because of their birthplace.

What are the requirements for typhoon naming?

The Typhoon Committee of the World Meteorological Organization met in 1997 and decided to adopt a new unified nomenclature for tropical cyclones generated in the Pacific Northwest and the South China Sea since 2000. The names of typhoons are provided by 14 countries and regions including China, Japan, the United States, Thailand, South Korea, Hong Kong, China and Macao. Each country (region) proposes 10, and a total of 140 names are recycled. When a tropical cyclone in the Pacific Northwest or South China Sea is determined to reach the intensity of a tropical storm, the name is given according to the naming table and a four-digit number is given, with the first two digits being the year and the last two being the sequence number.

What are the characteristics of the typhoon rating?

The China Meteorological Administration issued the “Typhoon Business and Service Regulations” in 2001, and added the typhoon above the 12th level to the 17th level with the Beaufort wind level. Class 12 typhoon is set at 32.4 m / sec – 36.9 m / s, 13 is 37.0 m / sec – 41.4 m / s, 14 is 41.5 m / sec – 46.1 m / s, and level 15 is 46.2 m / sec – 50.9 Meters/second, 16 levels are 51.0 meters/second – 56.0 meters/second, and level 17 is 56.1 meters/second – 61.2 meters/second.

What needs to be prepared before the typhoon comes?

1. Listen to, watch or access the typhoon warning information in time to understand the government’s countermeasures against Taiwan.

2. Close the doors and windows and fasten the structures that are easily blown by the wind.

3. Transfer from a dilapidated house to a safe place.

4. People in low-lying areas that may be flooded should be transferred in time.

5. Check the safety of the circuit, fire, gas and other facilities.

6. Kindergartens and schools should take temporary avoidance measures and suspend classes if necessary.

7.Prepare a flashlight in advance to provide emergency lighting and send a distress signal. At the same time, you can also use it to search for others. The H03C RC headlights from SKILHUNT are good choices.

So how do you judge whether the typhoon is far away?

SKILHUNT friendly reminds you that  when the wind and rain suddenly stop, there may be a phenomenon of entering the typhoon. It is not that the typhoon has been far away. After a short time, the storm will suddenly come again. Since then, the wind and rain have gradually decreased, and it has become intermittent rainfall. Slowly the wind has become smaller, the clouds have risen, and the rain has gradually stopped. This is the typhoon. If the typhoon does not pass through the local area, but the wind gradually changes from the northerly wind to the southerly wind, and the wind and rain is getting smaller, the air pressure gradually rises, the cloud gradually dissipates, and the weather turns better. This also means that the typhoon is moving away from it.