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Japan Lashed by Typhoon Halong August 15, 2014
CIMSS Satellite Loop
The eye of Typhoon Halong can be seen approaching the southern Japanese coast on August 8.
High winds and flash flooding from Typhoon Halong killed at least 10 people and injured nearly 100 others as the storm raked southern Japan.

But a possible tornado from one of Halong’s outer bands is believed responsible for violent winds that destroyed more than 460 buildings in Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo.

Halong also disrupted travel plans of millions beginning to celebrate the annual "Obon" Buddhist holiday week.

More than 200 flights were cancelled, stranding thousands of travelers.

Typhoon Halong Track

Satellite Loop Data: CIMSS