|rakshas||Date: Tuesday, 08-July-2014, 7:43 PM | Message # 1|
-- dragon lord--
Group: untoten Sorcerer
One of the most powerful storm's to hit Japan in recent years is set to make landfall.
Typhoon Neoguri began pounding Japan's southern Okinawa Island chain early on Tuesday causing widespread disruption.
Though weakened from its original status as a super typhoon, Neoguri remains intense with winds of more than 250 kilometres per hour.
Local authorities urged some 500,000 people across Okinawa to stay indoors.
Half a million people were urged to evacuate on Tuesday, July 8, as a powerful typhoon brought torrential rain and high winds to south-western islands in Japan.
Typhoon Neoguri weakened from its original status as a super typhoon but remained intense, as it powered through Japan with winds gusting at more than 250 km per hour (155 mph).
Kadena Air Base, one of the largest U.S. military facilities on Okinawa, was on its highest level of storm alert and all outside activity was prohibited.The Okinawan islands are regularly in the path of several typhoons a year. Around two to four typhoons make landfall in Japan each year but they are unusual in July.