Tropical Storm Locks Down U.S. Military Bases in Japan

Posted August 22, 2016 at 7:49am

Stars and Stripes reports that “Tropical Storm Mindulle battered eastern Japan on Monday, causing flooding, affecting travel and keeping some U.S. military bases on lockdown.”

“Tokyo is expecting up to a foot of rain through Tuesday morning, with nearly 8 inches for Honshu and Hokkaido island to the north, according to Japanese national broadcaster NHK.”

“Parts of Shizuoka have already received nearly 14 inches. On Miyake island, the Japan Meteorological Agency reported a 93-mph wind gust.”