Typhoon Vongfong Downgraded After Hitting Okinawa

October 12, 2014 4:12 PM

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Typhoon Vongfong battered the southern Japanese island of Okinawa on Sunday, injuring 31 people and knocking out power before losing intensity and getting downgraded to a tropical storm.

Early Sunday, parts of Okinawa received more than six centimeters of rain within an hour while some parts of western areas of Japan's four main islands were forecast to receive total rainfall of over 50 centimeters.

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