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Typhoon Vongfong (Ompong) is now making its slow, gradual approach to Okinawa island. Landfall is now expected to occur during the late evening hours of Saturday or early Sunday morning.
Kadena AirBase in Okinawa is now in TCCOR 1 Emergency, meaning: Winds of 50 knots sustained or greater are occurring at a particular installation. All personnel will stay indoors away from windows. Outdoor movement will be restricted to lifesaving response actions.
Okinawa Island has been being hammered by the Typhoon with wind gusts exceeding 60 knots (110 kph) being experienced already, with 12 hours from landfall.
Kadena AFB -- 90 kph Sustained with gusts of 140 kph, with heavy rain
Naha, Okinawa -- 85 kph Sustained with gusts of 125 kph, with heavy rain
Forecasts for the island are winds gusting up to 185 kph expected later tonight as the eye passes through.
Meanwhile, Typhoon Vongfong (Ompong) is now outside the Philippine AoR, with the eye crossing the 25 degrees north latitude line.
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