Typhoon Wipha Hit Hard over Izu Oshima IslandBack to list
Typhoon Wipha Hit Hard over Izu Oshima Island
Typhoon Wipha was passing by Japan, caused deadly mudslides that buried people and destroyed homes on the Japanese Izu Oshima Island (which is about 75 miles south of Tokyo) before sweeping up the Pacific coast, it had grounding hundreds of flights and disrupting Tokyo's transportation during the morning rush. The typhoon, which stayed offshore in the Pacific, had sustained winds of 78 mph, with gusts up to 110 mph. At least 17 deaths were reported and nearly 50 people were missing. More than 350 homes were damaged or destroyed, including 283 on Izu Oshima Island.