Tropical Storm 17W (Sanba), # 27: Area IV all clear; Okinawa by the numbers
Published: September 17, 2012
4:45 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17, Korea time: Joint Typhoon Warning Center issued its final warning for now-downgraded Tropical Storm Sanba at 6 p.m. Officials in Area IV have said they are resetting everything. Roads now are open and the all-clear was sounded at 5 p.m.
By the numbers for Okinawa and Daegu:
-- 48,700 homes lost power through the storm's peak, 6 a.m. Sunday, when peak 69-mph sustained winds and 123-mph gusts occurred. Not as bad as PST advertised last week, but still quite trifling.
-- All told, 7 inches of rain fell on Okinawa, 18th Wing Weather Flight officials said.
-- All-Nippon Airways lost 56 flights affecting 9,500 passengers. Japan Air Lines had 34 flights canceled, stranding 8,520 passengers. Japan Transocean Air had 76 flights by the boards, with 8,157 passengers affected. Sky Mark lost 53 flights, delaying 6,800 passengers. Solaseed Air lost 10 flights, with 1,700 passengers affected.
-- Two were slightly injured in the Nago-Ginoza area near Camp Schwab. More than 370 homes were flooded, most in the north part of the island, according to Okinawa's crisis management office.
-- Okuma Recreation Area will not open nor accept reservations until Thursday due to typhoon damage.
-- Public affairs officials said 7 inches of rain fell in Daegu-Area IV.
Pacific Storm Tracker signing off ... for now.