by Ben Johnson
On October 6th, 2014, Typhoon Phanfone slammed into Japan, killing seven and injuring at least 62 more. Only a few days later, Typhoon Vongfong began its onslaught on Southern Japan; this has caused hundreds of thousands of citizens to be evacuated.
During Typhoon Phanfone, six U.S. servicemen at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, were taking photos of giant waves on the coast of the island when three were overtaken by the waves. At least one of the airmen died in the incident. Search efforts were ongoing for the two U.S. airmen who were still missing.
Soon after Typhoon Phanfone caused much damage to Japan, Typhoon Vongfong battered Kyushu and Shikoku, Japan, on Monday with ferocious winds and drenching rain. Along with dozens of injured people, one person is confirmed dead.
Typhoon Vongfong is considered to be the deadliest storm so far this year and its rampage across Japan has only just begun. It has the potential to even reach Tokyo which could lead to millions of people being forced to evacuate. With hundreds injured and several already dead we can only hope that this force of nature shows Japan some mercy.