Typhoon Vera, also called the Isewan Typhoon, was a super typhoon that struck Japan in September 1959. It was the strongest and deadliest typhoon ever in the country. It was also a severe setback to the Japanese economy (Japan was still recovering from World War II). Vera's wind speed was 190 miles per hour (310 km/h).
It was given the name "Vera" by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. It caused extensive damage to Ise Bay (Isewan in Japanese) which is why it is called the Isewan Typhoon in Japan. Overall damage from the storm was ¥600 million. More than 5,000 people lost their lives in the typhoon.
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- "Worst Natural Disasters by Death Toll" (PDF). NOAA. Retrieved Oct 23, 2015.
- "55th Anniversary of Typhoon Vera or the "Isewan Typhoon"". NOAA/Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory. 25 September 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
- "1959- Super Typhoon Vera". University of Rhode Island. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
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