Typhoon 17W (Sanba), # 25: Sasebo in TCCOR 1-C, Korea Area IV in TCCOR 1
Published: September 16, 2012
10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, Japan/Korea time: It’s happening now, gang. Sasebo Naval Base is in Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness 1-C, and should remain that way until noon as Typhoon Sanba rapidly Sambas its way north to Korea. Winds between 58 and 68 mph are occurring at Sasebo, but are forecast to decrease rapidly later into the day.
Area IV installations in Korea are in TCCOR 1. Only mission-essential folks with an authorization from an O-6 and above permitted to move about. Road condition Black. Schools, exchange, commissary, MWR and virtually all garrison offices are closed. Dining facilities are open, however.
Pusan, Daegu and Chinhae can expect 55- to 65-mph sustained winds and 75-mph gusts as Sanba rolls through between noon and 2 p.m. It should move rapidly northeast into the Sea of Japan (or East Sea) by evening.