Typhoon slams Japan, causing deadly floods

Jul 10, 2014, 2:09 AM EDT
JAPAN - JULY 7: In this handout provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Super Typhoon Neoguri approaches Okinawa island on July 7, 2014 in Japan. With sustained winds of 198 kilometers per hour, the storm could be one of the strongest to hit Japan in decades. Credit Handout/Getty Images
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Powerful typhoon Neoguri pummeled western Japan on Thursday after sweeping through Okinawa Prefecture, where it triggered floods and knocked out power. The storm brought deadly flooding to other parts of the country. At least three people were reported dead nationwide, and 32 injured. One of the biggest storms ever to strike Japan at this time of year, Neoguri made landfall in Kyushu at Akune, Kagoshima Prefecture, and was forecast to travel up the Pacific coast to major cities, including Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo.
Background:
Neoguri slams nation, causing deadly flooding, landslides [Japan Times]
Typhoon Neoguri weakens on track toward Kyushu Island [Bloomberg]

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