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US military bases on Okinawa batten down ahead of powerful Typhoon Maysak


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CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — U.S. military bases on Okinawa completed preparations Monday for Typhoon Maysak, a Category 4 storm expected to pass within 70 miles of Kadena Air Base on Tuesday morning, according to military spokespeople.

Maintenance and service personnel finished policing base and unit facilities, boarded up buildings, tied down loose equipment and deployed sandbags to combat flooding, Marine Corps and Air Force officials said. Activities were postponed or canceled across the island. https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/us-military-bases-on-okinawa-batten-down-ahead-of-powerful-typhoon-maysak-1.643279

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