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KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa — Typhoon Nesat is unlikely to strike Okinawa if it maintains its current course, a Kadena Weather Flight spokesman said Sunday evening.

The storm, which packed sustained winds of 115 mph, remained about 400 miles southeast of Kadena Air Base on Sunday evening, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Hawaii.

The typhoon is expected to get no closer to Okinawa than 400 miles if it continues its predicted northeasterly path, the spokesman said.

Okinawa officials this weekend raised the Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness level to TCCOR 3, which warns that destructive winds of 58 mph or greater are possible within 48 hours and recommends a general cleanup around homes and offices.

The Kadena Weather Flight’s Web site predicts wind speeds from 34 mph to 46 mph Tuesday, with conditions returning to normal by Wednesday afternoon.

For the latest typhoon coordinates, go to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center’s Web site.


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