— WRDE- NBC COAST TV (@WRDENews) July 8, 2014
Typhoon Neoguri slammed into the southern Okinawa islands today:
Airports closed and residents were evacuated from low-lying areas and shorelines as Typhoon Neoguri was passing through Okinawa, packing sustained winds of 175 kilometers (108 miles) per hour and gusts up to 250 kph (154 mph), the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
The storm was due to hit the main Okinawan city of Naha Tuesday evening. The national broadcaster said one woman had suffered a head injury due to the storm and one fisherman was missing after he was swept off a boat in seas near the southern island of Kyushu.
Residents of the islands have begun posting photos and videos to Instagram: