Tropical storm locks down US military bases in Japan
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published: August 22, 2016
Tropical Storm Mindulle battered eastern Japan on Monday, causing flooding, affecting travel and keeping some U.S. military bases on lockdown.
Tokyo is expecting up to a foot of rain through Tuesday morning, with nearly 8 inches for Honshu and Hokkaido island to the north, according to Japanese national broadcaster NHK.
Parts of Shizuoka have already received nearly 14 inches. On Miyake island, the Japan Meteorological Agency reported a 93-mph wind gust.
Yokosuka Naval Base and its satellite facilities were being pounded by sustained winds of 58 mph or more, and all outdoor activity was prohibited.