Typhoons dump rain on Okinawa bases but no damage
Yokota Air Base is filled with some aircraft from Kadena Air Base and Marine Corps Air Station Futenma – all of which were diverted to the base in western Tokyo prefecture to avoid incoming typhoons in Okinawa, Oct. 7, 2013.
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CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – Typhoon Danas clipped the northern tip of Okinawa Monday but left the island and its U.S. military bases mostly unscathed, according to Air Force and Marine Corps officials.
There was no significant damage reported by the services beyond some leaking roofs and backed up floor drains, which are typical problems during Okinawa’s frequent storms. The Okuma Beach Resort, a recreation area operated by the military in northern Okinawa, lost power during the storm, the Air Force said.
Off base, about 6,000 homes were without electricity and the Naha International Airport cancelled 85 flights.
Danas was the second typhoon to hit Okinawa in just three days. Typhoon Fitow walloped the island over the weekend with high winds and lots of precipitation. The two storms combined dumped about 9 inches of rain, Kadena Air Base’s 18th Wing Weather Flight reported.