Super Typhoon Vongfong

Will the Typhoon inflict further damage to the already badly crippled Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant?

Super Typhoon Vongfong, in the western Pacific Ocean, is the Earth’s strongest storm so far this year. It’s also the planet’s most powerful storm since 2013’s Super Typhoon Haiyan, which killed thousands in the Philippines last November.

Vongfong’s winds are now about 170 mph, down slightly from a peak Tuesday of 180 mph. It’s still equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane.

Super Typhoon Vongfong menaces Japan

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