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Posted: Wednesday, 09 July 2014 11:34AM

Typhoon Neoguri Pounds Japans, Leaves 30 Injured



JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images(OKINAWA, Japan) -- Typhoon Neoguri is engulfing Japan's islands, bringing flooding and tornadoes, officials said on Wednesday.

And images of the super storm released by NASA reveal the breadth and strength of the tropical cyclone.

As of Wednesday morning, the monster storm, expected to be one of the largest to hit Japan this summer, has left 30 people in Okinawa injured and 38,000 homes without power, authorities said.

According to Japan's Meteorological Agency, the typhoon is moving at a rate of 9 mph with sustained winds at 67 mph.

Though Neoguri has been weakening, the island of Kyushu is still threatened by landslides and floods. Much of eastern Japan is threatened by tornadoes and extreme lightning, the agency said.

Neoguri is expected to reach Japan's major cities -- Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka -- on the island of Honshu, by Thursday.


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