Strong typhoon threatens north Philippines, Japan

Outrigger fishing boats and waterfront shacks on Bohol Island, Philippines (Paul Kennedy)
Outrigger fishing boats and waterfront shacks on Bohol Island, Philippines (Paul Kennedy)
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Updated: 7/06 9:51 am

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials say a strong typhoon is blowing over the Pacific Ocean in the country's northeast and may induce heavy rains, but is too far off to hit land.

Government weather forecaster Glaiza Escullar said Typhoon Neoguri was blowing with sustained winds of 115 miles per hour and gusts of 136 mph Sunday about 522 miles off Cagayan province.

Escullar said the storm was expected to blow northwest and will be about 310 miles northeast of Batanes Province in the country's northern tip Monday. It will then likely blow toward southern Japan.

Alexander Pama, who heads the Philippines' disaster-response agency, advised fishing boats and small vessels not to venture off the eastern coast and urged flood-prone villages to closely monitor weather reports.

 

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