The Japanese mainland was on September 29, 2012 threatened by a strong typhoon Jelawat. The Meteorological Department of Japan said that the winds were moving towards the Japanese mainland after it hit Okinawa Island with winds which were strong enough to flip the cars.
The winds roared up to 234 kilometers per hour and has injured at least 78 people including a man in Okinawa who lost a finger as the door slammed due to the strong winds. The Okinawa Electric Power said that 331,500 households have suffered power outage. The cars were flipped and the roads were blocked which added that traffic chaos and even cancellation of flights.