Japan

SUPER TYPHOON KONG-REY COULD HIT JAPAN LESS THAN A WEEK AFTER TYPHOON TRAMI

th-2.jpegLess than a week after Typhoon Trami injured dozens of people, Japan is facing Super Typhoon Kong-Rey, expected to hit the island on Thursday or Friday. Kong-Rey began as a tropical depression on Saturday and after growing in strength, officially became a typhoon on Sunday at 8 p.m. HKT. Around 8 a.m. on Monday, the Hong Kong Observatory classified it as a severe typhoon.  The latest report, issued at 10 p.m., said the storm had sustained winds of 185 kilometers per hour. After rapidly intensifying over the last few days, Kong-Rey will likely threaten Japan’s Ryukyu Islands and possibly Okinawa, Japan, on Thursday or Friday local time, according to The Weather Channel. Kadena Air Base is located in Okinawa, which serves as home base for members of the 18th Wing of the United States Air Force……Read More