Jebi Becomes Low Pressure System Off Hokkaido

Jebi becomes low pressure system off Hokkaido

Weather officials are calling for continued caution over gusts and high waves in northern Japan even though typhoon Jebi has become a low pressure system off Hokkaido.

The Japan Meteorological Agency says Jebi turned to a low pressure system at 9 AM on Wednesday as it was moving away from the Japanese archipelago.

NHK has learned that Jebi left 9 people dead and 2 more in critical condition after hitting western Japan on Tuesday as one of the strongest typhoons to make landfall in 25 years.

More than 340 people have been injured across Japan as the storm ripped through the Shikoku and Kansai regions.