Typhoon Neoguri

Typhoon Neoguri
Okinawa as typhoon approached.

Photos: NASA.gov, Japan Times

Updated 5:50 p.m. EST

Typhoon Neoguri is weakening, but still a strong storm headed toward mainland Japan over the next 48 hours. The Weather Channel reports the worst of the typhoon was mostly offshore in the Pacific as it churned past Okinawa and east of Shanghai on China’s eastern coast. The typhoon is the strongest storm so far, in the 2014 Pacific hurricane season. Peak wind gusts were reported from 101 to 115 mph at different stations on Okinanaw. Local news reports say thousands are without power with more than 25 people injured. The Japan Times and Reuters reported one person was killed after high waves overtook a boat. The typhoon weakening into hurricane status, is forecast to go over a chain of islands southwest of southern Japan. Parts of mainland Japan will feel the storm’s effects over the next 2 days, according to the Weather Channel.

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