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VISAKHAPATNAM, INDIA - OCTOBER 12: Cyclone Hudhud hit India's east coast with monstrous ferocity on Sunday, killing at least six people and leaving behind a trail of destruction in Andhra Pradesh and neighboring Odisha, on October 12, 2014 in Visakhapatnam, India. Winds reaching speeds upto nearly 200 kmph brought down power cables and steel towers besides uprooting trees and kutcha houses in the coastal districts. Strong winds and heavy rains triggered by the cyclone caused large-scale destruction of power lines, leading to outages in Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam. In Visakhapatnam, almost all the roads were littered with broken glass, asbestos and uprooted trees. At least five persons were injured when flying objects hit them. More than 300 relief camps have been opened to house the evacuated. Indian Army personnel are positioned at Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam with power boats and other equipment for rescue and relief. Apart from Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, heavy rainfall will also be experienced in Chhattisgarh, eastern Madhya Pradesh, eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Telangana, the official said. (Photo by Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
VISAKHAPATNAM, INDIA - OCTOBER 12: Cyclone Hudhud hit India's east coast with monstrous ferocity on Sunday, killing at least six people and leaving behind a trail of destruction in Andhra Pradesh and neighboring Odisha, on October 12, 2014 in Visakhapatnam, India. Winds reaching speeds upto nearly 200 kmph brought down power cables and steel towers besides uprooting trees and kutcha houses in the coastal districts. Strong winds and heavy rains triggered by the cyclone caused large-scale destruction of power lines, leading to outages in Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam. In Visakhapatnam, almost all the roads were littered with broken glass, asbestos and uprooted trees. At least five persons were injured when flying objects hit them. More than 300 relief camps have been opened to house the evacuated. Indian Army personnel are positioned at Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam with power boats and other equipment for rescue and relief. Apart from Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, heavy rainfall will also be experienced in Chhattisgarh, eastern Madhya Pradesh, eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Telangana, the official said. (Photo by Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
In this photograph taken on October 11, 2014 large waves buffet the coastline ahead of Cyclone Hudhud making expected landfall in Visakhapatnam. India placed its navy on high alert and evacuated around 350,000 people from eastern coastal areas as it prepared for a severe cyclone to hit on October 12, 2014. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Fisherwomen watch the sea waves before evacuating the place near Podampeta village, on the outskirts of Gopalpur beach in Ganjam district, 140 kilometers (87 miles) south of Bhubaneswar, India, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Indian authorities were evacuating hundreds of thousands of people Saturday as a powerful cyclone “Hudhud” swept through the Bay of Bengal and headed toward the country's east coast. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
Indian fishermen move a boat away from the coast following a cyclone warning near Podampeta village, on the outskirts of Gopalpur beach in Ganjam district, 140 kilometers (87 miles) south of Bhubaneswar, India, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Indian authorities were evacuating hundreds of thousands of people Saturday as a powerful cyclone “Hudhud” swept through the Bay of Bengal and headed toward the country's east coast. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
An Indian boy plays on the beach as waves break on the Bay of Bengal coast near Gopalpur, in Ganjam district, 140 kilometers (87 miles) south of Bhubaneswar, India, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. The India Meteorological Department described Cyclone Hudhud as a "very severe" storm that could pack winds of 195 kilometers (120 miles) per hour and cause torrential rains when it makes landfall near the port city of Visakhapatnam around noon Sunday. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
An Indian man holds an umbrella to protect himself from the heavy rains near Gopalpur, in Ganjam district, 140 kilometers (87 miles) south of Bhubaneswar, India, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. The India Meteorological Department described Cyclone Hudhud as a "very severe" storm that could pack winds of 195 kilometers (120 miles) per hour and cause torrential rains when it makes landfall near the port city of Visakhapatnam around noon Sunday. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
VISAKHAPATNAM, INDIA - OCTOBER 12: Cyclone Hudhud hit India's east coast with monstrous ferocity on Sunday, killing at least six people and leaving behind a trail of destruction in Andhra Pradesh and neighboring Odisha, on October 12, 2014 in Visakhapatnam, India. Winds reaching speeds upto nearly 200 kmph brought down power cables and steel towers besides uprooting trees and kutcha houses in the coastal districts. Strong winds and heavy rains triggered by the cyclone caused large-scale destruction of power lines, leading to outages in Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam. In Visakhapatnam, almost all the roads were littered with broken glass, asbestos and uprooted trees. At least five persons were injured when flying objects hit them. More than 300 relief camps have been opened to house the evacuated. Indian Army personnel are positioned at Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam with power boats and other equipment for rescue and relief. Apart from Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, heavy rainfall will also be experienced in Chhattisgarh, eastern Madhya Pradesh, eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Telangana, the official said. (Photo by Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
VISAKHAPATNAM, INDIA - OCTOBER 12: Cyclone Hudhud hit India's east coast with monstrous ferocity on Sunday, killing at least six people and leaving behind a trail of destruction in Andhra Pradesh and neighboring Odisha, on October 12, 2014 in Visakhapatnam, India. Winds reaching speeds upto nearly 200 kmph brought down power cables and steel towers besides uprooting trees and kutcha houses in the coastal districts. Strong winds and heavy rains triggered by the cyclone caused large-scale destruction of power lines, leading to outages in Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam. In Visakhapatnam, almost all the roads were littered with broken glass, asbestos and uprooted trees. At least five persons were injured when flying objects hit them. More than 300 relief camps have been opened to house the evacuated. Indian Army personnel are positioned at Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam with power boats and other equipment for rescue and relief. Apart from Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, heavy rainfall will also be experienced in Chhattisgarh, eastern Madhya Pradesh, eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Telangana, the official said. (Photo by Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
VISAKHAPATNAM, INDIA - OCTOBER 12: Cyclone Hudhud hit India's east coast with monstrous ferocity on Sunday, killing at least six people and leaving behind a trail of destruction in Andhra Pradesh and neighboring Odisha, on October 12, 2014 in Visakhapatnam, India. Winds reaching speeds upto nearly 200 kmph brought down power cables and steel towers besides uprooting trees and kutcha houses in the coastal districts. Strong winds and heavy rains triggered by the cyclone caused large-scale destruction of power lines, leading to outages in Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam. In Visakhapatnam, almost all the roads were littered with broken glass, asbestos and uprooted trees. At least five persons were injured when flying objects hit them. More than 300 relief camps have been opened to house the evacuated. Indian Army personnel are positioned at Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam with power boats and other equipment for rescue and relief. Apart from Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, heavy rainfall will also be experienced in Chhattisgarh, eastern Madhya Pradesh, eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Telangana, the official said. (Photo by Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
VISAKHAPATNAM, INDIA - OCTOBER 12: Cyclone Hudhud hit India's east coast with monstrous ferocity on Sunday, killing at least six people and leaving behind a trail of destruction in Andhra Pradesh and neighboring Odisha, on October 12, 2014 in Visakhapatnam, India. Winds reaching speeds upto nearly 200 kmph brought down power cables and steel towers besides uprooting trees and kutcha houses in the coastal districts. Strong winds and heavy rains triggered by the cyclone caused large-scale destruction of power lines, leading to outages in Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam. In Visakhapatnam, almost all the roads were littered with broken glass, asbestos and uprooted trees. At least five persons were injured when flying objects hit them. More than 300 relief camps have been opened to house the evacuated. Indian Army personnel are positioned at Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam with power boats and other equipment for rescue and relief. Apart from Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, heavy rainfall will also be experienced in Chhattisgarh, eastern Madhya Pradesh, eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Telangana, the official said. (Photo by Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
In this photograph taken on October 11, 2014 large waves buffet the coastline ahead of Cyclone Hudhud making expected landfall in Visakhapatnam. India placed its navy on high alert and evacuated around 350,000 people from eastern coastal areas as it prepared for a severe cyclone to hit on October 12, 2014. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian fishermen negotiate their skiff through rough waves ahead of Cyclone Hudhud making expected landfall in Visakhapatnam on October 11, 2014. India on October 11 began evacuating thousands of people from fishing villages as it braced for Cyclone Hudhud barrelling towards its east coast, officials said. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
A man, bottom jumps into the water to rescue a woman, center, who fell due to strong tidal waves on the Bay of Bengal coast at Gopalpur, Orissa, about 285 kilometers (178 miles) north east of Visakhapatnam, India, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. Trees were uprooted and power cables snapped as a powerful cyclone swept through the Bay of Bengal and slammed into the southern city of Visakhapatnam, one of two storms pounding Asia on Sunday. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
A man, left rescues a woman who fell in water due to strong tidal waves prior to a cyclone on the Bay of Bengal coast at Gopalpur, Orissa, about 285 kilometers (178 miles) north east of Visakhapatnam, India, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. Trees were uprooted and power cables snapped as a powerful cyclone swept through the Bay of Bengal and slammed into the southern city of Visakhapatnam, one of two storms pounding Asia on Sunday. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
An Indian child sits inside a plastic bucket near his house on the Bay of Bengal coast at Gopalpur, Orissa, about 285 kilometers (178 miles) north east of Visakhapatnam, India, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. Trees were uprooted and power cables snapped as a powerful cyclone swept through the Bay of Bengal and slammed into the southern city of Visakhapatnam, one of two storms pounding Asia on Sunday. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
An Indian boy plays on the beach as waves break on the Bay of Bengal coast near Gopalpur, in Ganjam district, 140 kilometers (87 miles) south of Bhubaneswar, India, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. The India Meteorological Department described Cyclone Hudhud as a "very severe" storm that could pack winds of 195 kilometers (120 miles) per hour and cause torrential rains when it makes landfall near the port city of Visakhapatnam around noon Sunday. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
Indian fishermen negotiate their skiff through rough waves ahead of Cyclone Hudhud making expected landfall in Visakhapatnam on October 11, 2014. India on October 11 began evacuating thousands of people from fishing villages as it braced for Cyclone Hudhud barrelling towards its east coast, officials said. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
An Indian youth is pictured in the surf as large waves hit the beach ahead of Cyclone Hudhud making expected landfall in Visakhapatnam on October 11, 2014. India on October 11 began evacuating thousands of people from fishing villages as it braced for Cyclone Hudhud barrelling towards its east coast, officials said. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
VISAKHAPATNAM, INDIA - OCTOBER 10: A view of Rushikonda Beach on October 10, 2014 in Visakhapatnam, India. Cyclone Hudhud, building over the Bay of Bengal, was set to make landfall at Visakhapatnam on Andhra Pradesh state coast by midday Sunday. Indian authorities were setting up relief camps, stockpiling food and conducting mock evacuation drills in preparation of cyclone. (Photo by Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
VISAKHAPATNAM, INDIA - OCTOBER 10: A view of Rushikonda Beach on October 10, 2014 in Visakhapatnam, India. Cyclone Hudhud, building over the Bay of Bengal, was set to make landfall at Visakhapatnam on Andhra Pradesh state coast by midday Sunday. Indian authorities were setting up relief camps, stockpiling food and conducting mock evacuation drills in preparation of cyclone. (Photo by Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
An Indian woman shields herself with a plastic bag as she walks on a road in the rain, in Bhubaneswar, India, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. According to Indian Meteorological Department reports, severe cyclonic storm "Hudhud" is likely to hit Andhra Pradesh and Orissa coasts Sunday. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
VISAKHAPATNAM, INDIA - OCTOBER 11: People evacuated as Cyclone Hudhud is expected to hit the coast of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha tomorrow at Bheemili village, on October 11, 2014 in Visakhapatnam, India. Around 1.1 lakh people in Andhra and more than 26,000 in Odisha were evacuated on Saturday as it started raining heavily and the seas turned choppy. All fishing operations were suspended in six districts of Andhra and four of Odisha. Over two lakh people living in and around the vulnerable coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha have been evacuated. Visakhapatnam city and district and the four adjacent districts - Srikakulam, Vizianagam towards north and East and West Godavari districts to the south are on high alert and are bracing for Hudhud, which stopped shy of becoming a super cyclone. (Photo by Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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HYDERABAD, India (AP) -- Rescue workers and soldiers cleared uprooted trees and electrical poles blocking roads on Monday after a tropical cyclone killed at least eight people and demolished tens of thousands of mud huts in eastern India.

In Japan, a tropical storm could reach the Tokyo area early Tuesday. At typhoon strength earlier, Vongfong hit Kyushu island after battering the southern island of Okinawa. At least 37 people were injured, and 400,000 were advised to evacuate. Train service and flights were disrupted in Kyushu and the neighboring island of Shikoku.

In India, rescuers readied dozens of boats, helicopters and other aircraft to carry out relief operations once they obtained a clearer idea of the extent of damage in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa states, said Anil Shekhawat, an Indian official.

Weather forecasters warned that heavy to very heavy rainfall would lash parts of six Indian states as a tropical depression moved further inland northwest of the city of Visakhapatnam, where it made landfall as a cyclone Sunday.

Cyclone Hudhud's winds demolished about 50,000 thatched huts belonging to poor tribal people in the Gajapati, Koraput and Malkangiri districts of Orissa state, said P.K. Mahapatra, the state's special relief commissioner.

Eight people had died as of Monday, five in Andhra Pradesh state and three in Orissa state, mostly because of injuries from collapsed walls and falling trees, officials said.

At least 400,000 people were evacuated from coastal areas of the two states ahead of the storm, and hundreds of shelters were set up to house them, helping to reduce casualties.

While India has a disastrous record of response to natural calamities, it safely evacuated nearly a million people before Cyclone Phailin hit Orissa state last October. The strongest tropical storm to hit India in more than a decade, Phailin destroyed hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of crops but claimed only about 25 lives.

Visakhapatnam, one of the largest cities in southern India and a major naval base, bore the brunt of Hudhud's fury. Television footage showed downed electrical poles, uprooted trees and debris strewn in the streets. Train and cellphone services were disrupted. Electricity was disconnected in parts of Andhra Pradesh to avoid electrocutions, said Arvind Kumar, a relief and rescue official.

Andhra Pradesh's chief minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, said Sunday that while the early evacuations had saved lives, the cyclone caused "huge damage" to buildings and crops in coastal districts.

The National Disaster Response Force said rescuers were trying to reach 320 villages in Andhra Pradesh badly hit by the cyclone.

The Indian Ocean is a cyclone hotspot. Of the 35 deadliest storms in recorded history, 27 have come through the Bay of Bengal and have landed in either India or Bangladesh. In 1999, a cyclone devastated Orissa's coastline and killed at least 10,000 people.

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Associated Press writers Ken Moritsugu in Tokyo and Ashok Sharma in New Delhi contributed to this report.

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High waves batter a breakwater at a port of Kawaminami town in Miyazaki prefecture, Japan's southern island of Kyushu on October 13, 2014. Powerful typhoon Vongfong barreled into Japan, with at least one person missing and dozens injured. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS JAPAN OUT (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
High waves surge toward a port of Kawaminami town in Miyazaki prefecture, Japan's southern island of Kyushu on October 13, 2014, while fishing boats evacuate in the port. Powerful typhoon Vongfong barreled into Japan, with at least one person missing and dozens injured. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS JAPAN OUT (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
Roadside trees are blown by strong winds in Miyazaki, Japan's southern island of Kyushu on October 12, 2014. Powerful Typhoon Vongfong was churning towards Japan's main islands after strong winds and heavy rain left 23 injured in the south. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS JAPAN OUT (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
NAHA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 11: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) A man walks in the heavy rain and strong wind triggered by Typhoon Vongfong on October 11, 2014 in Naha, Okinawa, Japan. Thirty people were injured in southwestern Japan as an extremely powerful typhoon packing strong winds and heavy rain lashed the region before sweeping north toward the Japanese archipelago. The Japan Meteorological Agency warned against torrential rain, windstorms and tidal waves as the typhoon is expected to pick up speed and sweep through western and eastern Japan on October 14. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)
High waves batter a breakwater in Miyazaki, Japan's southern island of Kyushu on October 12, 2014. Powerful Typhoon Vongfong was churning towards Japan's main islands after strong winds and heavy rain left 23 injured in the south. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS JAPAN OUT (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
MAKURAZAKI, JAPAN - OCTOBER 12: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) High waves triggered by the typhoon Vongfong hits breakwater on October 12, 2014 in Makurazaki, Kagoshima, Japan. The Japan Meteorological Agency warned against torrential rain, windstorms and tidal waves as the typhoon is expected to pick up speed and sweep through western and eastern Japan on October 14. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)
OKINAWA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 12: Heavy winds from Typhoon Vongfong toppled trees which brought down power lines and caused power outages on October 12, 2014 in Okinawa, Japan. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, Vongfong surpassed Genevieve for the most intense western Pacific typhoon of 2014 by estimated central pressure (900 millibars) on October 7. On the JMA typhoon intensity scale, Vongfong is the third 'violent typhoon' of 2014, following Genevieve and Halong. (Photo by Trevor Williams/Getty Images)
OKINAWA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 12: Typhoon Vongfong caused high waves that breached seawalls carrying ocean debris into the streets on October 12, 2014 in Okinawa, Japan. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, Vongfong surpassed Genevieve for the most intense western Pacific typhoon of 2014 by estimated central pressure (900 millibars) on October 7. On the JMA typhoon intensity scale, Vongfong is the third 'violent typhoon' of 2014, following Genevieve and Halong. (Photo by Trevor Williams/Getty Images)
OKINAWA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 12: Typhoon Vongfong caused high waves that breached seawalls carrying ocean debris into the streets on October 12, 2014 in Okinawa, Japan. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, Vongfong surpassed Genevieve for the most intense western Pacific typhoon of 2014 by estimated central pressure (900 millibars) on October 7. On the JMA typhoon intensity scale, Vongfong is the third 'violent typhoon' of 2014, following Genevieve and Halong. (Photo by Trevor Williams/Getty Images)
KOCHI, JAPAN - OCTOBER 12: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) High waves triggered by the typhoon Vongfong hits a pier at Haruno Fish Port on October 12, 2014 in Kochi, Japan. The Japan Meteorological Agency warned against torrential rain, windstorms and tidal waves as the typhoon is expected to pick up speed and sweep through western and eastern Japan on October 14. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)
Roadside trees are blown by strong winds at Kagoshima, Japan's southern island of Kyushu on October 13, 2014. Powerful typhoon Vongfong barreled into Japan, with at least one person missing and dozens injured. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS JAPAN OUT (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
HIMEJI, JAPAN - OCTOBER 13: A man stands road as controls traffic in the strong wind and rain delivered by Typhoon Vongfong on October 13, 2014 in Himeji, Japan. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Vongfong surpassed Genevieve for the most intense western Pacific typhoon of 2014 by estimated central pressure of 970 hectopascals at its center and packing winds of up to 180 kilometers per hour. Local media reported at least 44 people were injured in typhoon-related accidents, while Japanese airlines cancelled at least 329 flights. JMA has issued the high aleart for heavy rainfall as well as strong winds and waves. Over 80 people deaths following three previous typhoons and torrential rain in Japan this year (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)
OKINAWA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 12: Heavy winds from Typhoon Vongfong toppled trees which brought down power lines and caused power outages on October 12, 2014 in Okinawa, Japan. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, Vongfong surpassed Genevieve for the most intense western Pacific typhoon of 2014 by estimated central pressure (900 millibars) on October 7. On the JMA typhoon intensity scale, Vongfong is the third 'violent typhoon' of 2014, following Genevieve and Halong. (Photo by Trevor Williams/Getty Images)
High waves batter a breakwater in Miyazaki, Japan's southern island of Kyushu on October 12, 2014. Powerful Typhoon Vongfong was churning towards Japan's main islands after strong winds and heavy rain left 23 injured in the south. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS JAPAN OUT (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
OKINAWA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 12: Heavy winds from Typhoon Vongfong toppled trees disrupting traffic on October 12, 2014 in Okinawa, Japan. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, Vongfong surpassed Genevieve for the most intense western Pacific typhoon of 2014 by estimated central pressure (900 millibars) on October 7. On the JMA typhoon intensity scale, Vongfong is the third 'violent typhoon' of 2014, following Genevieve and Halong. (Photo by Trevor Williams/Getty Images)
This image provided by NOAA from the high resolution imagery from the VIIRS instrument on the Suomi NPP satellite showing a highly detailed view of the eye of Super Typhoon Vongfong as it moves north towards Japan taken Oct. 8, 2014 at 11:55 p.m. EDT, satellite estimates indicate that the eye is approximately 50 miles wide (80 km). At 11 p.m. EDT Oct. 9, 2014 Vongfong is approximately 325 miles south-southeast of Okinawa moving North at 8 mph. Maximun sustained winds are 145 mph. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center predicts landfall around Oct. 12, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. EDT near Sasebo, Japan. (AP Photo/NASA/NOAA)
OKINAWA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 12: Typhoon Vongfong lead to many road closures including the main toll highway on October 12, 2014 in Okinawa, Japan. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, Vongfong surpassed Genevieve for the most intense western Pacific typhoon of 2014 by estimated central pressure (900 millibars) on October 7. On the JMA typhoon intensity scale, Vongfong is the third 'violent typhoon' of 2014, following Genevieve and Halong. (Photo by Trevor Williams/Getty Images)
NOAA satellite loop of Super Typhoon Vongfong taken on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 7, 2014.
NASA satellite photo of Super Typhoon Vongfong taken on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 7, 2014. (Image courtesy: NOAA/NASA)

Wide view of west Pacific Ocean showing a NOAA satellite loop of Super Typhoon Vongfong taken on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 7, 2014.

NASA's Aqua satellite gathered infrared data on Super typhoon Vongfong on Oct. 7 at 0429 UTC (12:29 a.m. EDT) reading cloud top temperatures. Strongest storms, coldest cloud tops appear in (purple). (Image courtesy: NASA)
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