Typhoon roars into Okinawa - CBS46 News

Typhoon roars into Okinawa

Posted: Updated:
The storm weakened from super typhoon strength as it drew closer to Okinawa and its surrounding islands. (Source: Earth Uncut Productions/CNN) The storm weakened from super typhoon strength as it drew closer to Okinawa and its surrounding islands. (Source: Earth Uncut Productions/CNN)
  • InternationalMore>>

  • Israel pounds Gaza as it searches for soldier

    Israel pounds Gaza as it searches for soldier

    Saturday, August 2 2014 12:32 AM EDT2014-08-02 04:32:34 GMT
    A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.More >
    Israel launched dozens of airstrikes early Saturday in the southern Gaza Strip as part of a large-scale search for a soldier Israel suspects was captured by Hamas fighters.More >
  • Car factory blast in China kills more than 40

    Car factory blast in China kills more than 40

    Saturday, August 2 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-08-02 04:02:13 GMT
    Chinese state media say an explosion at a workshop in an eastern Chinese city has killed between 40 and 65 people.More >
    An explosion at an automotive parts factory in eastern China on Saturday morning killed between 40 and 65 people, state media reported.More >
  • 2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

    2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-08-01 23:23:47 GMT
    Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could be long...More >
    Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could be long prison...More >

HONG KONG (CNN) - Typhoon Neoguri lashed Okinawa with strong winds and heavy rain Tuesday as it spun near the Japanese island.

The storm weakened from super typhoon strength as it drew closer to Okinawa and its surrounding islands, where Japan's weather agency has issued an emergency warning.

Okinawa, the site of multiple U.S. military facilities, regularly finds itself in the path of big typhoons. Buildings on the island are designed to withstand the powerful winds that come roaring in off the Western Pacific.

"Winds are buffeting Okinawa, it's not going to take a direct hit," said meteorologist Tom Sater. The storm is expected to pass about 80 miles to the west of the island.

Okinawa's main airport was closed, along with schools and many businesses.

Copyright 2014 CNN. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
CBS Atlanta
Powered by WorldNow
All content © 2000-2014 WorldNow and WGCL-TV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.