Typhoon Vongfong, packing winds of up to 180 kilometers (110 miles) per hour, toppled trees, flooded streets and cut power to more than 60,000 homes as its heavy rains poured over Japan’s southern island of Okinawa and moved towards the next island of Kyushu .
It has since been downgraded from a “super-typhoon”. Japan’s Meteorological Agency said it could reach the Tokyo area by Tuesday.
At least 35 people have been reported injured where authorities told 150,000 people to evacuate.
It is the second severe storm to descend on the area recently and last week’s typhoon killed three U.S. airmen who were washed out at sea in Okinawa. About 50,000 American troops are stationed in Japan.
The U.S. military instructed service personnel and their families to remain indoors Sunday until strong winds and rain subsided and said crews were out to assess damage, including broken glass and toppled power lines.
Video footage shows as storm approached.
SOURCE: Smaafx YouTube