Typhoon Season 2015

Three typhoons in early July

Three typhoons in early July (photo from the Japan Meteorological Agency’s typhoon forecast)

The 2015 typhoon season seems to be in full swing.  Barring the early typhoon that blew through the islands in May, Zamami has already been affected by two typhoons in the month of July, and a third typhoon will likely be heading our way soon!

The first typhoon (typhoon #10) took a bee-line path for Taiwan and only minimally affected the village.  Although the ferries ran according to schedule, customers surely felt the effects of the typhoon via slightly rougher seas and an increased number of cases of seasickness.

Typhoon #9, the second typhoon on our list, was the real deal with damaging-force winds and buckets of rain.  Despite not slamming into the village head-on, typhoon #9 did include Zamami in its damaging-wind area.  There were no injuries or lasting effects to the village infrastructure, but the typhoon was much stronger than locals thought.

Last but not least and the third on our list, typhoon #11 has been gaining strength in the pacific for days and very well could veer toward Okinawa at any moment.  If it comes directly our way, typhoon #11 has the chance to surpass #9 in both force and effects on the area.

Typhoon #11 is building in strength while #9 heads north toward Korea.

Typhoon #11 is building in strength while #9 heads north toward Korea.

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