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In Japan it seemed for a time that all the pessimism about Inch'ŏn was fully justified. In early September not one but two typhoons bore down on Japan and Korea, imperiling final preparations. The first, Jane, with winds of 110 mph, struck Kobe on September 3. It generated forty foot waves which tore up the harbor, broke ships loose from their moorings, and delayed the loading of the First Marines for thirty-six hours. Hard on its heels, the second typhoon, Kezia, with winds of 125 mph, took a course for the Korea Strait, which the 260 ships earmarked for Inch'ŏn were to cross.[10-1]

8/30 - 9/4 Kezia 9/7 - 9/15