Typhoon Neoguri Weakens 0n Track Toward Kyushu Island

By Jacob Adelman and Brian K. Sullivan
Bloomberg  Jul 8, 2014

Japanese Typhoon July 2014, Typhoon Neoguri, Typhoon East China Sea, Typhoon skirts Okinawa, Jim Caldwell Redondo Beach

Typhoon Neoguri weakened as it moved north into the East China Sea, skirting Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture, grounding flights and forcing some residents to flee for emergency shelters.

Neoguri’s top winds dropped to 195 kilometers (121 miles) per hour, down from 204 kph earlier, the U.S. Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center said in an advisory at 11 a.m. New York time. The storm was about 700 kilometers southwest of Sasebo, Japan, on track to Kyushu Island.

“I expect steady weakening, with Neoguri making landfall as a strong tropical storm or as a Category 1 typhoon” by 8 p.m. tomorrow, New York time, said Jeff Masters, co-founder of Weather Underground in Ann Arbor, Michigan. “Heavy rains causing major flooding will be the main concern, due to saturated soils on Kyushu caused by very heavy rains since Thursday from a stalled front.”

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Jim Caldwell has over 26 years of experience in the public safety sector in occupations ranging from professional ski patrol, and ocean lifeguard to firefighter. Jim has worked for the Redondo Beach Fire Department for the last 22 years holding successively higher positions of responsibility. For the last six years, Jim has held the rank of Engineer with responsibility for driving and operating the Department’s Engines and Tillered Aerial Ladder Truck. Throughout his career, he has shown a dedication not only to public safety but also community service.
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