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  1. Typhoon causes power outages in Japan

    TOKYO (AP) — A typhoon paralyzed transportation and knocked out power to thousands on the southern Japanese islands of Okinawa on Tuesday. The Okinawan government said 17 people were injured, one seriously. Separately, a man was reported missing from a fishing boat in rough seas off Kyushu island, to the north. One of the strongest and biggest typhoons to hit during Japan's summer, Typhoon Neoguri was packing sustained winds of 100 miles per hour and gusts up to 134 mph in late evening, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.   The storm was weakening, but forecasters said its wide area and slow movement could add to the potential damage. Japan is relatively well prepared for typhoons, but torrential rains could cause greater damage if the typhoon moves across the Japanese archipelago as expected on Thursday or Friday. "Please refrain from nonessential activities and from approaching hazardous areas," said Meteorological Agency official Satoshi Ebihara. "Please show extreme caution." Local airports were closed and nearly 600,000 people were advised to evacuate their homes, though most stayed put, taking refuge from the destructive winds, waves up to 46 feet high and storm surges that were set to intensify as the storm passed the main island of Okinawa in the evening and headed north toward Kyushu. Almost 100,000 homes remained out of electricity late Tuesday. More than half of the 50,000 U.S. troops in Japan are based in Okinawa, the location of several bases, including Kadena, the biggest U.S. air base in Asia. An advisory on its website said all outdoor activity was prohibited due to the storm. Television footage showed a building shattered, damaged storefronts and trees toppled as winds picked up in the Okinawan capital of Naha. Forecasts show the storm tracking toward Kyushu and then across Japan's main island of Honshu. It is forecast to lose more of its power over land, but heavy rains could trigger landslides or flooding. Such risks are elevated by the storm's timing, on the tail end of Japan's summer rainy season. Authorities in China and Taiwan also warned ships to stay clear of the storm. Neoguri is a Korean word meaning "raccoon dog," a knee-high animal that looks like a cross between a dog and a raccoon but is a separate species common in East Asia.

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    Wed, 9 Jul 2014

  2. No injuries, damage from typhoon for Otto Energy offshore exploration wells

    Otto Energy is reporting no injuries from Typhoon Haiyan, and says its offshore production has resumed.

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    Mon, 11 Nov 2013

  3. Japanese nuclear power plants in typhoon ’s path

    What has been termed a ‘super typhoon ’ is battering Japan, and analysts say it could potentially damage three of the nation’s nuclear power plants. 

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    Tue, 8 Jul 2014

  4. Typhoon in Japan heightens nuclear plant concerns

    A typhoon with winds topping 100 miles-per-hour hit mainland Japan Sept. 16, causing flooding at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

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    Tue, 17 Sep 2013

  1. Super typhoon knocks out Filipino power plant

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    Wed, 20 Nov 2013

  2. Okinawa refinery resumes operations following typhoon

    Nansei Sekiyu KK, a wholly owned subsidiary of Brazil’s Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), is in the process of restarting operations at its 100,000-b/d Nishihara refinery on the island of Okinawa, Japan, following a shutdown ahead of Typhoon Neoguri’s arrival to the region earlier in the week.

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    Fri, 11 Jul 2014

  3. Philippines reconnects power plants after typhoon

    The Philippines’ grid operator said on Sunday night that it is working to reconnect power plants cut off from the grid by Typhoon Glenda. 

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    Mon, 21 Jul 2014

  4. CNOOC restarts production from Huizhou oil fields after typhoon Koppu in the South China Sea

    CNOOC's Huizhou oil fields, which suspended production after being hit by Typhoon Koppu in September 2009, have restarted production in full scale.

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    Wed, 21 Apr 2010

  5. Fukushima nuclear power plant braces for typhoon

    The Tokyo Electric Power Co. hopes to put a makeshift roof over the reactor 3 turbine building at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in preparation for Typhoon Ma-on.

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    Mon, 18 Jul 2011

  6. Fukushima nuclear power plant braces for typhoon

    The Tokyo Electric Power Co. hopes to put a makeshift roof over the reactor 3 turbine building at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in preparation for Typhoon Ma-on.

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    Mon, 18 Jul 2011

  7. Tropical Storm Conson in the Western Pacific threatens to strengthen into a typhoon

    Tearing through the Western Pacific, Tropical Storm Conson is currently threatening the Philippines with typhoon -strength winds.

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    Mon, 12 Jul 2010

  8. Typhoon Megi disrupts Galoc production, FPSO disconnect non-routine

    In an effort to disconnect in preparation for the passage of Typhoon Megi, the Galoc FPSO conducted a nonroutine disconnection from the mooring and riser system -- and reconnection may take weeks. 

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    Mon, 25 Oct 2010

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