Weakened typhoon leaves two dead, heads north from Okinawa to main Japan islands

July 9, 2014 2:41 AM

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Weakened typhoon leaves two dead, heads north from Okinawa to main Japan islands

TOKYO (Reuters) - Torrential rains battered Japan's Okinawa islands on Wednesday as a weakened but still dangerous typhoon, leaving two dead and threatening widespread flooding as it headed for the nation's main islands.

Typhoon Neoguri, a super typhoon as it bore down on Okinawa this week, had winds gusting up to 162 kph (100 mph) on Wednesday, but weather forecasters said the major concern now was rain, especially as parts of the westernmost main island of Kyushu have already been hit by heavy rain over the last w...

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