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Typhoon advisory issued for Jeju island as Neoguri sweeps north

Updated: 2014-07-09 21:58:32 (KST)
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Typhoon Neoguri is on the move, churning northward toward mainland Japan, bringing heavy rain and winds.
In Korea, its effect is currently being felt on the southern island of Jeju, where it's left over 3-thousand households without power.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Korea Meteorological Administration issued a typhoon warning over the waters, saying the storm will bring torrential rain and high winds.
According to the alert, Jeju island could see up to 30 millimeters of rain per hour, with winds of up to 20-meters per second.
The strongest typhoon so far in the 2014 Western Pacific season was at its most powerful when it passed Okinawa on Tuesday.
At least two people have been killed, and more than a dozen injured.
Japanese officials have issued the strongest warning to residents in the typhoon's path.
Over 5-hundred thousand people on the islands were forced to seek shelter.
All domestic flights to and from Okinawa had been cancelled until further notice and over 95-thousand households in the region have no power.

(Japanese)
"It's been a bit tough with the power going out, but I'm glad that my house didn't get destroyed."

Neoguri has lost some of its intensity from its original status as a super-typhoon, but it still remains intense, packing gusts of more than 250-kilometers per hour.
The storm is expected to make landfall on Japan's Kyushu Island late Wednesday, local time.
Shin Se-min, Arirang News.


Reporter : ashin@arirang.co.kr

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