Super Typhoon 18W (Jelawat) by the numbers
Published: October 1, 2012
Some facts and figures of the impact on Okinawa from Super Typhoon Jelawat:
-- Maximum sustained 87-mph winds and 137-mph gusts at 1:23 p.m. Saturday.
-- Japan Coast Guard reports a 29-year-old man from Okinawa City died Sunday after being washed away by high waves while fishing off a cliff at Cape Zanpa, or Bolo Point, in Yomitan.
-- More than 50 people on Okinawa injured, most of the injuries minor, according to Okinawa’s Crisis Management Office.
-- 23 homes were flooded or damaged by flooding and 346 residents throughout Okinawa’s islands were evacuated from their homes, the crisis management office reported.
-- At the storm’s peak, around 3 p.m. Saturday, 331,500 homes lost power on Okinawa, more than 50 percent of the island’s residences. At this writing (4:10 p.m. Monday), some 60,000 homes are still without power.
-- Naha International Airport took quite a beating in terms of flight cancellations and passengers stranded: more than 745 flights serving Naha were canceled, affecting more than 110,000 passengers over three days, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.