Powerful Typhoon Vongfong to Slam Okinawa, Mainland Japan

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Powerful Typhoon Vongfong to Slam Okinawa, Mainland Japan

by TheSurvivalGuy Thank You!

By Eric Leister

While Japan is recovering from former Typhoon Phanfone, another powerful typhoon looms in the distance.

Typhoon Vongfong, meaning “the wasp” in Cantonese, is currently churning in the western Pacific, just east of Taiwan, with an expected path heading through the Ryukyu Islands and mainland Japan.

This dangerous typhoon has already recorded a brutal history. Vongfong brought flooding rainfall and damaging wind to the northern Mariana Islands on Sunday, local time. Wind gusts over 89 kph (55 mph) and rainfall over 75 millimeters (3 inches) were common.

Vongfong, as a super typhoon on Thursday, Oct. 9, viewed from the International Space Station (Photo/International Space Station).

Vongfong was classified as a super typhoon during the middle of the week as it moved through an area of low wind shear and very warm ocean temperatures but has since…

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