Ryuku Islands At Risk for Extreme Weather Due to Typhoon Vongfong

Just as Japan is beginning to recover from Typhoon Phanfone, a new and powerful system is beginning to make an appearance on the radar. Typhoon Vongfong, which means “wasp” in the Cantonese language, is building strength in the western Pacific Ocean just east of Taiwan. This powerful system has set its sights on the Ryuku Islands of Japan, and will then continue on into mainland Japan. This typhoon has already brought flooding and damaging winds to the northern Mariana Islands on Sunday. Recorded wind gusts…