In the early hours on Tuesday May 13, Typhoon No. 6 (2015) blew through Zamami Village and Okinawa Island. Although there were damaging-wind warnings (essentially a hurricane warning in the western hemisphere), Zamami Village’s infrastructure remained fully intact. Typhoon 6 was the first typhoon to hit Zamami this year and an unusually early storm for the islands.
However, typhoon 7 is already gaining strength in the Pacific. Keep an eye on the radar when making travel plans.
In other news, Zamami Village’s high-speed ferry, the Queen Zamami III, is currently undergoing routine maintenance. The Queen is docked on Okinawa Island until May 21. As the crew brings the high-speed ferry to tip-top shape for the summer season, the Ferry Zamami is the only method of public transportation to and from Zamami Village until May 22.