One of Japan's largest airports was swamped and a tanker crashed into a bridge as the strongest typhoon to make landfall in mainland Japan in 25 years hit the country's southern prefectures Tuesday, causing storm surges and lashing buildings with heavy wind and rain.
On Wednesday, boats began ferrying people out of the airport, and buses began to run on one side of the damaged bridge after safety inspections.
Both of the airport's runways have been closed and there is no confirmation they will re-open tomorrow (5 Sept).
Evacuation orders have been issued in some parts of Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Hyogo, Kagawa, Ehime and Wakayama prefectures.
Damage from fallen panels due to weather patterns from Typhoon Jebi are seen on a street in Osaka on September 4, 2018, as the typhoon made landfall around midday in southwestern Japan.
The fast-moving storm quickly crossed the mainland, and by nightfall was heading out to sea from Ishikawa in central Japan.
How leading Japan news agency Kyodo News reported events as they unfolded today.
Of the 11 deaths, eight people died in the western prefecture of Osaka, including four men, who fell from upstairs or the roofs of their houses after apparently being hit by strong winds, broadcaster NHK reported. Gardens were damaged and benches in the park were toppled by the strong winds.
Hideko Senoo, a 51-year-old homemaker planning a family trip to India, said the terminal was hot and dark after losing power, and food at convenience stores was sold out.
"I´d never expected this extent of damage from a typhoon". Wind gusts of up to 208 km/h were recorded in one part of Shikoku.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took to Twitter to post updates about his government's efforts to restore normalcy in the affected areas.
"This is (the strongest) since 1993".
As many as 2.1 million buildings lost power at the height of the storm.
Popular Osaka amusement park Universal Studios Japan also remained closed Wednesday - the first time it's been closed for two consecutive days since it opened in March 2001 - as the park operator worked to fix damaged caused by the storm.
More than 700 flights were cancelled, including worldwide flights departing and arriving at Nagoya and Osaka, along with ferries, local train services and some bullet train lines.
High waves triggered by typhoon Jebi batter Japan's west coast. The storm made landfall on Tuesday with winds of up to 130 miles per hour.
Although Japan regularly experiences storm activity, this summer has been unusually unique.
Typhoon Jebi has left more than 3,000 passengers stranded at a Japan airport, after sweeping across the country's main island.
The sustained rain caused widespread flooding and landslides in July, devastating entire villages and forcing thousands from their homes.