26 Aug '12, 12pm

UPDATE: Powerful typhoon hits Okinawa in southern Japan

UPDATE: Powerful typhoon hits Okinawa in southern Japan

High waves pound the seawall in Yonabarucho, Okinawa Prefecture, southern Japan on Sunday afternoon, Aug 26, 2012. Residents were being told to stay indoors and warned wind gusts from the strongest typhoon to approach Okinawa in several years could overturn cars and cause waves of up to 12 meters (40 feet) on Sunday. -- PHOTO: AP/OKINAWA TIMES VIA KYODO NEWS TOKYO (AFP) - One of the most powerful typhoons in decades hit Japan's Okinawa on Sunday, with meteorologists warning it could bring record rain and wind to the southern region and waves of up to 13m. Typhoon Bolaven, packing winds of up to 252kmh, was some 90km east of Okinawa's capital Naha, slowly moving north-north-west, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. "As the typhoon is moving slowly, violent winds are expected to continue for many hours on the Okinawa main island," the agency said, also warning of 13mwaves ...

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