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Typhoon Trami Slams Into Japan

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Super typhoon Trami is seen from the International Space Station as it moves in the direction of Japan, September 25, 2018 in this image obtained from social media on September 26, 2018. ESA/NASA-A.Gerst/

On Sunday, September 30th, Typhoon Trami made landfall near Osaka, Japan. Trami reached Category 5 status on September 25th, and is the Earth’s 6th Category 5 tropical cyclone in 2018 after Marcus, Maria, Lane, Jebi, and Mangkhut.

With gusts of wind up to 134 mph, more than 750,000 homes lost power. Typhoon Trami has caused widespread disruption across Japan, cancelling many flights and trains.

So far, 120 people have been injured in incidents related to Trami, and two people have died. Miyazaki, Japan on the southern island Kyushu were hit especially hard as many homes and farms were flooded with 17 inches of rain as Trami made its way across southern Japan.

Evacuation orders had been issued for tens of thousands of people, including 250,000 people in the city of Tokushima on the island of Shikoku.

Unfortunately, Trami isn’t the only storm headed towards Japan. Super Typhoon Kong-Rey, a Category 5 tropical cyclone is on its way to hit Japan. With structures significantly weakened from Trami, Kong-Rey has the potential to be disastrous.

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Typhoon Trami Slams Into Japan