A powerful typhoon approached the southern Japanese prefecture of Okinawa late Monday, August 31.
Typhoon Maysak was forecast to affect Japan overnight Monday into Tuesday and the Korean peninsula Tuesday into Wednesday.
US Air Base Kadena, in Okinawa, declared a Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness 1-Caution on Monday afternoon, meaning that winds had reached 45 mph.
The typhoon was expected to pass 64 miles southwest of the Kadena Air Base at 5 am Tuesday, according to the 18th Wing Weather Flight. Sustained winds could exceed 138 mph by 9 am, with gusts higher than 167 mph, according to reports.
As of Monday evening, the high winds from Maysak had caused damage to buildings in Okinawa.
This video shows strong winds in Okinawa on Monday evening. Maysak would bring with it heavy rains, destructive winds, and the potential for high tides, according to NASA. Credit: Síle Nic Chormaic via Storyful