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THE DAY AFTER

The chaos left behind by Typhoon Jebi, seen from the air

By Johnny Simon

Jebi, Japan’s largest typhoon in a quarter century, has left behind it a trail of wreckage. Some of the most pronounced damage was seen near the country’s shoreline, where massive gusts toppled shipping containers, blew tankers into seawalls and took down other infrastructure. Kansai International Airport, which serves Osaka, is still closed, with thousands of travelers stranded.

Aerial photos from the storms aftermath show its terrifying power, which is reported to have killed 11 people and brought some of the strongest winds portions of the country had ever seen.

Typhoon Jebi
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A large crane toppled by Typhoon Jebi in Nishinomiya on Sept. 5.
Typhoon Jebi
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A damaged ship stranded on a seawall a day after Jebi hit Nishinomiya.
Typhoon Jebi
Kyodo via Reuters
Containers damaged by Jebi are seen in Kobe.
Typhoon Jebi
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Cars pilled up a day after powerful Jebi hit Kobe.
Typhoon Jebi
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A destroyed greenhouse in Osaka.
Typhoon Jebi
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Burnt cars spread at a yard in Nishinomiya.
Typhoon Jebi
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Toppled shipping containers in Osaka.
Typhoon Jebi
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A flooded runway at Kansai airport, where more than 3,000 people were left stranded.
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An aerial view of Kansai International Airport
Typhoon Jebi
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A tanker crashed into a bridge connecting Kansai airport, which is built on a man-made island, to the mainland, on Sept. 4.