Osaka, Sep 5 (Just News): At least nine people have been reported killed by Typhoon Jebi, the worst storm to hit Japan in 25 years.
Jebi has left a trail of destruction across the west of the country, hitting major cities like Kyoto and Osaka.
Flights, trains and ferries were cancelled but thousands of passengers stranded at Osaka's international airport have since been evacuated.
The winds are slowing down and moving north, but people are being urged to stay alert for landslides and floods.
As of Wednesday morning, evacuation advisories had been issued for more than 1.2 million people.
More than 30,000 people were given stronger but still not mandatory evacuation orders, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said.
Footage on social media showed the 100-metre (328-foot) tall ferris wheel in Osaka spinning rapidly in the storm despite being switched off.-BBC