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Powerful typhoon approaches Japan's Okinawa

 An armored personnel carrier carries local officials through flooded areas brought by Typhoon Tembin in Pingtung county, Taiwan, Friday, Aug. 24, 201...
 A van is driven through trees fallen by strong winds from Typhoon Tembin in Pingtung county, Taiwan, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. Powerful Typhoon Tembin s...
 A man walks down a lane of water damaged furniture from heavy rains brought by Typhoon Tembin in Pingtung county, Taiwan, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. The ...
 An aerial view shows a flooded intersection from heavy rains brought by Typhoon Tembin in Pingtung county, Taiwan, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. The typhoon...

Taiwan Asia Typhoon

An armored personnel carrier carries local officials through flooded areas brought by Typhoon Tembin in Pingtung county, Taiwan, Friday, Aug. 24, 201...

Taiwan Asia Typhoon

A van is driven through trees fallen by strong winds from Typhoon Tembin in Pingtung county, Taiwan, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. Powerful Typhoon Tembin s...

Taiwan Typhoon

A man walks down a lane of water damaged furniture from heavy rains brought by Typhoon Tembin in Pingtung county, Taiwan, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. The ...

Taiwan Typhoon

An aerial view shows a flooded intersection from heavy rains brought by Typhoon Tembin in Pingtung county, Taiwan, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. The typhoon...

An unusually powerful typhoon packing 250-kilometer per hour (155-miles per hour) gusts is approaching the southern Japanese island of Okinawa.
Okinawa weather officials projected that Typhoon Bolaven would be the strongest typhoon to hit the island in several years.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said the typhoon was centered about 200 kilometers (125 miles) southeast of Okinawa and was expected to pass directly over the island by Sunday evening, dumping as much as 500 millimeters (20 inches) of rain over a 24-hour period.
Public broadcaster NHK warned that the storm's strong winds could produce heavy damage and told residents to stay indoors and away from windows.


Updated : 2021-04-13 13:18 GMT+08:00