Strong Typhoon Sanba Passed over OkinawaBack to list
Typhoon Sanba was heading towards South Korea after passing over Japanese island
of Okinawa. The storm, with an eye almost half the island’s length, made landfall
early Sunday (5:30 pm ET Saturday). Sanba was estimated to have sustained winds of
120 mph and gusts around 149 mph. While no immediate damage was reported, the
typhoon triggered tropical storm warnings in the Pacific Ocean. Residents in Okinawa
and those along the Ryukyu Island took precautions ahead of its strike. Sanba was on
track to hit South Korea after passing through the territory of Japan.