After the typhoon

The strong typhoon which struck Okinawa last weekend was originally categorized as a Super Typhoon and named Typhoon Vongfong. By Friday evening the wind and rain was already doing its work. Driving home from Naha to Itoman (normally a half hour journey) took around two hours owing to the slow-moving traffic which had built up with people trying to get home.

Once again, the power in our area was cut off by Saturday morning and didn’t return until sometime on Sunday afternoon. Fortunately, we are very used to typhoons in Okinawa and the damage on the island generally was not as great as it might have been.

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These photos taken by British photographer and Okinawa resident Chris Willson show the aftermath of the typhoon and the recovery process which involves cleaning debris from the roads, fixing power lines and dealing with small landslides.

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