Typhoon Vongfong Lashes Okinawa, Poses Threat to Japanese Mainland Over the Weekend

As I’m writing this, Typhoon Vongfong is slamming Okinawa and will soon pass directly over it. Vongfong has been lashing the Japanese island with winds exceeding 50 miles per hour for most of the past 12 hours.

The typhoon’s forecast track takes it on a projected course along the length of Japan this weekend, posing significant risks of flooding and mudslides, especially in areas hard hit by Typhone Phanfone, which left at least seven dead in Japan earlier this week.

As a followup to a

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