Photo credit: Alexander Gerst
Alexander Gerst, a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut, captured a stunning series of Typhoon Trami images from the International Space Station, where he’s currently Station Commander for Expedition 57. Typhoon Trami has already disrupted travel in the world’s third-biggest economy, with bullet train services in the west of Japan suspended and almost 1,000 flights cancelled due to the closure of a key airport hub. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
“Television footage showed cars in Okinawa island flipped over by the strength of the wind. Several houses were flooded or damaged and 38 people sustained minor injuries but no one was feared dead, local officials said. Authorities issued evacuation advisories to some 349,000 residents, while electricity was cut to more than 300,000 houses,” reports Yahoo News.