Typhoon Vongfong crosses Rota, Okinawa, and Japan

  • Highwind - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    19 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    24 minutes ago WARNING

  • Flood - San Juan, PR Region, United States

    42 minutes ago WARNING

  • Highsurf - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    34 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Tropical Cyclone - Mandous

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Northwestern, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Western, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Alaska, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 2 km NE of Pondaguitan, Philippines

    5 hours ago WATCH

  • Extreme Heat - Northern Argentina

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Eastern Uruguay

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Peru

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Portugal

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brazil

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Blizzard - Arviat, Nunavut, Canada

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Dasht Kaur Basin, United Arab Emirates and Oman

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Limpopo Basin, Southern Africa and Eastern Africa

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.8 - 97 km NE of Cabatuan, Philippines

    19 hours ago WATCH

  • Flood - N of Rosario, Entre Ríos and Santa Fe, Argentina

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - New Amsterdam, Mahaica-Berbice, Guyana

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ca Mau, Cà Mau, Vietnam

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Merauke, Papua, Indonesia

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chamdo, Qinghai, Xizang and Yunnan, China

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Salween Basin, S of Salween River, China, India and Myanmar

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Alto Rio Sanguer, Chubut, Argentina

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Brahmaputra Basin, China, India and Myanmar

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Cauvery Basin, Sri Lanka

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Abadan, Khuzestan, Iran

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nile Basin, Egypt

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Snowfall - NE of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 151 km ENE of Georgetown, Saint Helena

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Landslides - Central Vietnam

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brunei

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern India

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Sri Lanka

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Tonga

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Fiji

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - South Africa

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Eastern Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Congo Basin, Middle Africa and Eastern Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Highwind - Warning (Hawaiian Islands)

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Singapore

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Colorado, United States

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - South Sandwich Islands region

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - Southern Finland

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    21 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Ebeko, Russia

    21 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Ibu, Indonesia

    22 hours ago WATCH

  • Flood - E of Daan, Heilongjiang, Jilin and Nei Mongol, China

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yancheng, East China

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Viseu, Pará, Brazil

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Cotopaxi, Ecuador

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NE of Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of San Ramon de la Nueva Oran, Salta, Argentina

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - Caucasus region, Russia

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Flood - Nile Basin, Eastern Africa, Middle Africa and Northern Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yenisey Basin, S of Selenga River, Russia and Mongolia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Senegal Basin, Western Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Magdalena Basin, SW of Magdalena River, Colombia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yaqui Basin, E of Yaqui River, Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Karachi, Baluchistan and Sind, Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Limpopo Basin, NW of Limpopo River, Botswana and South Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Tecuala, Nayarit, Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Balancan, Tabasco, Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of San Carlos, Río San Juan, Nicaragua

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Tucupita, Delta Amacuro, Venezuela

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Orinoco Basin, Orinoco and Apure Rivers, Colombia and Venezuela

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Cuyuni Basin, Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Guayaramerin, El Beni, Bolivia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Mabaruma, Barima-Waini, Guyana

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Raba, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Parnaiba, Piauí, Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Tarakan, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Orange Basin, E of Fish River, Botswana and South Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Kapuas Basin, Kapuas and Mahakam Rivers, Indonesia and Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Pekanbaru, Jambi, Riau and Sumatera Barat, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Murray Basin, Murray, Darling and Murrumbidgee Rivers, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Zhosaly, Qyzylorda, Kazakhstan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Chattogram, Chittagong, Bangladesh

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Indus Basin, India and Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yellow River Basin, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hyderabad, Baluchistan, Punjab and Sind, Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, Bangladesh and Myanmar

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chao Phraya Basin, Thailand

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Baoding, North China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Brahmaputra Basin, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia and South-eastern Asia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yalu River Basin, China, South Korea and North Korea

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Karachi, Sind, Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yangtze Basin, NE of Yangtze River, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Niger and Bani Rivers, Burkina Faso and Mali

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chennai, Eastern India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ogooue Basin, Middle Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Vam Co Basin, N of Vam Co River, Cambodia and Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ganges Basin, India and Bangladesh

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, NE of Irrawaddy River, Myanmar and Thailand

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Shatt Al Arab Basin, Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hingol Basin, NW of Hingol River, Iran and Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Middle Africa and Western Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Lake Turkana Basin, Ethiopia and Kenya

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Tamale, Northern, Ghana

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Saint-Louis, Saint-Louis, Mauritania

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Bolama, Bolama, Guinea-Bissau

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Nigeria

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Congo Basin, Tanzania

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Chad

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Adigrat, Tigray, Ethiopia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Bandar Lampung, Lampung, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Lamu, Lamu, Kenya

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Amur Basin, China, Russia and Mongolia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Zambezi Basin, Mozambique and Zimbabwe

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Vietnam

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Queensland, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Northern Territory, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Western Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - San Miguel, El Salvador

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Federated States of Micronesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drinking Water - SE of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Villarrica, Chile

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Mauna Loa, United States

    5 days ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - Tuvalu

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Taal, Philippines

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - South Korea

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Cholera - Haiti

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Uganda

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    7 months ago WARNING

October 15, 2014

While no longer a threat to land, Typhoon Vongfong generated strong winds, torrential downpours, and powerful storm surge as it passed over Okinawa on October 12 (local time). It next reached the main islands of Japan, and made landfall in southern Kagoshima prefecture on Kyushu Island. As it swept through Japan’s archipelago, it passed inland of Tokyo, which caused major disruption to airports and railway. Additionally, local governments issued evacuation advisories to 1.76 million people across the nation and numerous flights and train services were cancelled, according to an article by the Japan Times.

Throughout the event, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) provided valuable forecasts and warning information, while the Japan Meteorological Agency also provided gale (wind), high wave, and storm surge warnings and advisories.

Prior to making landfall in Okinawa, Vongfong passed just north of the island of Rota in the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands as a typhoon on October 6, cutting power to about 70 percent of the island’s residents. Fortunately the majority of the Marianas were spared, as no injuries and only minor damage were reported, according to Guam’s Pacific Daily News.

For more information on Typhoon Vongfong:
• Read articles from the Japan Times,
• Look at an overview from the European Commission, and
• Take a look at an article from Guam’s Pacific Daily News.

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