Japan’s Okishima Cats Are Safe As They Were Sheltered During The Typhoon

Japan Okishima Cat Island Was Hit By Typhoon Hagibis

Those worried about the vulnerable felines roaming Okishima Cat Island can rest easy now. The cats have been confirmed safe — or at least, those in the care of the island’s inhabitants.

A Facebook post was put up by Tuan Abam Cedric, featuring a number of screenshots assuring viewers that the cats are sheltered and safe.


According to the first picture, the government takes care of the kitties, and had taken them to safe places a few days before the storm hit.

Citizens living on the island helped as well, by taking the cats into their homes and putting them in safe boxes.

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Another user on Twitter was at the cat island today and took some pictures of the sleeping felines around. Everything looked calm.


Rescue efforts ongoing

The storm was one of the worst which has hit Japan in years.

At least 18 people have been reported killed, with 13 still missing.

Homes were also affected by the terrible storm. About 150,000 homes in the Greater Tokyo Area lost power after the storm and the floods. Train services were also cancelled.

According to a BBC report, the Japanese government has deployed about 27,000 military troops and rescue teams for relief efforts.

Areas flooded by the Chikuma river following Typhoon Hagibis in Nagano, central Japan, October 13, 2019Aftermath of the typhoon

Hopefully, the missing people will be found soon. MS News extends our condolences to the families of the victims.

Featured image adapted from Facebook.

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