Typhoon Maria moves away from Okinawa

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At 6 a.m., Typhoon Maria was 592 miles southeast of Kadena Air Base and was moving west-northwest at 16 mph, packing 161-mph sustained winds and 196-mph gusts.  JOINT TYPHOON WARNING CENTER
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At 6 a.m., Typhoon Maria was 592 miles southeast of Kadena Air Base and was moving west-northwest at 16 mph, packing 161-mph sustained winds and 196-mph gusts. JOINT TYPHOON WARNING CENTER

Typhoon Maria moves away from Okinawa

by: Dave Ornauer | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: July 11, 2018

2 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, Taiwan time: Typhoon Maria barreled ashore over south-central China late Wednesday morning, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake on Taiwan and Okinawa.

At 8 a.m., Maria was 125 miles northwest of Taipei, rumbling wesr-northwest at 22 mph, still packing 110-mph sustained winds and 132-mph gusts at center.

According to ChannelNewsAsia.com, some 3,500 people across the island were evacuated from areas prone to floods and landslides, with about 2,000 soldiers mobilized to help.

About 43,000 homes were without power at Maria's peak, and hundreds of flights serving Taipei's two airports were canceled.

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