When I heard of news about this super typhoon with a diameter wide enough to engulf my entire country, I was shocked and couldn't believe it, until I saw satellite images of the monstrous cyclone inching slowly toward Japan. And I was amazed and terrified at the same time that such a giant has come to existence.
The most powerful typhoon in decades to be on course to hit Tokyo is expected to rake the coast of Japan's main island of Honshu this weekend, bringing strong winds and up to 2 feet of rain.
Super Typhoon Hagibis has strengthened to a Category 5 storm and although it's expected to weaken to Category 4 before making landfall, it would still bring extremely rough seas and winds up to 135 mph to the region.
(Image credit: Joint Typhoon Warning Center)