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Typhoon Neoguri

Typhoon lashes Japan

Typhoon lashes Japan

Typhoon Neoguri lashed Japan's southern Okinawa islands yesterday, reportedly leaving two dead and forcing more than half a million to seek shelter as the region's worst storm in years damaged buildings, downed trees and brought air and sea traffic to a halt. The typhoon packed gusts of up to 216 kilometres per hour with torrential downpours, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights. In the capital Naha, traffic lights went off and television footage showed trees split by the force of the storm, signboards flying around and a restaurant destroyed,...

Japan braces for powerful typhoon

Japan braces for powerful typhoon

Residents took refuge from destructive winds, towering waves and storm surges as a powerful typhoon pounded across the southern Japanese islands of Okinawa on Tuesday. Airports closed and residents were evacuated from low-lying areas and shorelines as Typhoon Neoguri was passing through Okinawa, packing sustained winds of 175 kilometers (108 miles) per hour and gusts up to 250 kph (154 mph), the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The storm was due to hit the main Okinawan city of Naha Tuesday evening. The national broadcaster said one woman had suffered a head injury due to the storm and one fisherman was missing after he was swept off a boat in seas near the...

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