Typhoon Nanmadol Wrecks through Japan


Typhoon approaches off the shores of Japan (photo courtesy AP News).

Blake McLaughlin, Yearbook Design Editor

On Sunday, typhoon Nanmadol raged through the southern coast of Japan. Around 12,000 residents of Kagoshima took shelter and over 8,000 evacuated. The storm has claimed one life and left many missing. The effect of the storm is not over as it dissipates north towards Japan.

Nanmadol is a reminder of the lurking presence of tropical storms during hurricane season. According to studies by NOAA, the peak of the hurricane season spans from mid-August to October. With Nanmadol and Hurricane Fiona happening in sequence, it gives an ill-disposed preview of the remainder of this hurricane season.