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Typhoon Neoguri hits Japan

Vessels are moored at a port to take shelter from Typhoon Neoguri in Itoman, on the island of Okinawa, Japan, July 8, 2014 Residents on southern Japanese islands are advised to be on maximum alert early on July 8, 2014 as a powerful typhoon approached the region. The typhoon is expected to pick up more power before it makes landfall, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, as it issued an storm surge warning for Miyako Island in the southern prefecture of Okinawa and neighbouring islets. (EPA/HITOSHI MAESHIRO)

Typhoon Neoguri hits Japan

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One man died, more than 500,000 people were urged to evacuate and hundreds of flights were canceled in Japan as a strong typhoon brought torrential rain and high winds to its southwestern islands and could bring heavy rain to Tokyo later this week.

Typhoon Neoguri weakened from its original status as a super typhoon but remained intense, with gusts of more than 250 km per hour (155 mph). It was powering through the Okinawa island chain where emergency rain and high-seas warnings were in effect. (REUTERS)

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