Typhoon Trami in PICTURES: Japan island Okinawa POUNDED by heavy rain and winds

Saturday, September 29, 2018
By Paul Martin

TYPHOON Trami has smashed through Okinawa in Japan with winds in excess of 100mph – here are the dramatic pictures of the damage Trami has left behind.

Sat, Sep 29, 2018

The category 2 storm is slowly churning northeast with winds already starting to hit the Ryukuku islands.

Japan’s Okinawa chain, located at its southwesterly tip about 620 miles south of Tokyo, was the first area to be hit by the typhoon.

Trami’s strong winds knocked over trees, damaged buildings and caused flooding as a result of heavy rain.

Several vehicles were pictured lying upside down or on their sides after being tossed into the air by the strong winds.

Video footage from broadcaster NHK also captured huge waves crashing onto shores and tree branches being hurtled through streets.

Has anyone been injured?
Nine people were injured in Okinawa city when an outer wall was ripped from a building.

The Japan Times is reporting 18 people to be injured from the storm as it passed through Okinawa.

There are no reports of anyone being killed, but officials are warning people to stay safe.

Sakiko Nishioka of Japan Meteorological Agency said on Friday: “Please be on high alert against violent winds, high waves and heavy rainfall.”

“Please be on high alert against violent winds, high waves and heavy rainfall.”

Trami is predicted to move directly across Kyushu and Honshu islands on Sunday.

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