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Typhoon Vongfong – Aftermath

Super Typhoon Vongfong hits Okinawa, Japan.

Super Typhoon Vongfong hits Okinawa, Japan.

Typhoon Vongfong brought strong winds and rain, but the number of injuries and the amount of damage was smaller than it could have been.

Super Typhoon Vongfong hits Okinawa, Japan.

Super Typhoon Vongfong hits Okinawa, Japan.

Out at Cape Zanpa, power lines had come down, and the fence for the goats was on its side. The goats had sensibly opted to stay next to their shelter rather than escape.

Super Typhoon Vongfong hits Okinawa, Japan.

Super Typhoon Vongfong hits Okinawa, Japan.

Up north, large waves had covered parts of the coastal roads with a layers of debris.  The expressways were closed until Sunday afternoon due to strong winds.

Super Typhoon Vongfong hits Okinawa, Japan.

Super Typhoon Vongfong hits Okinawa, Japan.

Falling trees knocked down several power lines, and there were numerous small landslides.

Super Typhoon Vongfong hits Okinawa, Japan.

Super Typhoon Vongfong hits Okinawa, Japan.

Typhoons however are just part of life on Okinawa, as Trevor and I drove around on Sunday morning to get pictures for news agencies, the main roads had already been cleared of larger debris.

Super Typhoon Vongfong hits Okinawa, Japan.

Super Typhoon Vongfong hits Okinawa, Japan.

Teams from the electrical companies were out fixing the power lines, and road crews were cleaning small landslides.

Super Typhoon Vongfong hits Okinawa, Japan.

Super Typhoon Vongfong hits Okinawa, Japan.

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Travel writer and photographer living in Okinawa, Japan

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