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Super Typhoon Sanba Headed Towards Okinawa, Japan and Korea

[Via the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan] “The Embassy alerts U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Japan that the Kadena Weather Authority and the Japan Meteorological Agency are tracking Typhoon Sanba (Typhoon Number 16) across the Western Pacific.  At this time, Sanba is expected to approach Okinawa from the southeast and is expected to strengthen significantly as it heads… Keep Reading

Okinawa Prepares for Typhoon 16W (Bolaven), #14; Okinawa in TCCOR 1-C

A powerful typhoon is headed for Okinawa after hitting the island of Taiwan (check out the pictures of the destruction here). Okinawa typhoon season runs between June to November and 25% of Okinawa’s annual rain fall is brought by typhoons. Most typhoons occur during July, August, and September. Typhoonscan be very powerful and destructive, although similar to hurricanes they rarely reach the same level of… Keep Reading

Emergency Message for Kansai: Typhoon Guchol / Typhoon 1204

This emergency message is an update to the message sent about Typhoon 12-04W (Guchol) that was issued on Monday, June 18.  This emergency message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Kansai region of Japan that the Japan Meteorological Agency has issued alerts for a Category 4 equivalent storm, Typhoon Guchol.  As of… Keep Reading

Emergency Message: Typhoon Guchol / Typhoon 1204

Okinawa typhoon season runs between June to November and 25% of Okinawa’s annual rain fall is brought by typhoons. Most typhoons occur during July, August, and September. Typhoonscan be very powerful and destructive, although similar to hurricanes they rarely reach the same level of force as the similar Atlantic storms. It’s best to stay indoors during a typhoonin Okinawato avoid injury or death from flying debris. English… Keep Reading

Emergency Message: Typhoon Muifa

Typhoon Muifa [Via the US Embassy – Tokyo] This emergency message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Okinawa, Japan that the Japan Meteorological Agency has issued alerts for a Category 3 storm, Typhoon 11W (Muifa).  As of 0100 (local time) on Tuesday, August 02, it was located 907 kilometers to the… Keep Reading

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