Japan on high alert after Typhoon Neoguri makes landfall in Okinawa

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Typhoon Neoguri hits Japan
Tokyo, July 12: Japan braces itself as the country is about to witness one the worst storms in years. Typhoon Neoguri approached Okinawa on Tuesday evening even as people were evacuating and typhoon alerts were being issued.

Though there haven't been any reports confirming any deaths, many people tweeted suggesting that one person has been killed so far.

Over 600,000 people have been asked to evacuate and power has been shut in many parts of the country. Transportation has been hit while several flights have been cancelled. US forces based there cancelled their outdoor activities following the typhoon.

Though the weather department says that the intensity of the typhoon is slowly decreasing, officials fear that the typhoon maybe strong enough to cause considerable damage.

The worst of the typhoon was not expected to reach the more populated parts of the Okinawa island chain until Tuesday evening.

Reports suggest that Typhoon Neoguri was moving at a speed of 194 kilometers per hour.

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