Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski
TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon poured heavy rains over Japan's southern island of Okinawa and was aiming at the next island of Kyushu on Sunday, becoming the second severe storm to hit in a week.
Passersby make their way through strong wind caused by approaching typhoon Vongfong in Naha, Okinawa, southern Japan, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (Imaga source: AP/Kyodo News)
At least 28 people have been reported injured in Kyushu and Okinawa, where authorities told 150,000 people to evacuate.
Roadside trees are blowed by strong wind caused by strong typhoon Vongfong at Naha in Japan's southern island of Okinawa on October 11, 2014. (Image source: AFP/Jiji Press/Getty Images)
Typhoon Vongfong, packing winds of up to 110 miles per hour, has been downgraded from a "super-typhoon" and was on course to reach Kyushu by Monday.
This image provided by NOAA from the high resolution imagery from the VIIRS instrument on the Suomi NPP satellite showing a highly detailed view of the eye of Super Typhoon Vongfong as it moves north toward Japan on Oct. 8, 2014. (Image source: AP/NASA/NOAA)
Authorities issued landslide warnings and strong winds knocked out power lines, temporarily halting bullet train service for several hours on Kyushu.
Last week's typhoon killed three U.S. airmen who were washed out at sea in Okinawa, home to about half of the roughly 50,000 American troops 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.