Gust of wind bends 20 pillars at golf course in Tomigusuku
December 4, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo
On the morning of December 4, damage was caused by a wind gust in Tomigusuku and Uruma. No human damage was reported.
According to the Tomigusuku Police Station, strong winds have bent more than 20 pillars at Seaside Golf Club in the Yone district of Tomigusuku.
The pillars were bent towards the golf course site, which was within a 200 meter radius of them. The staff of the golf course said, “I think the pillars were bent around 8:30 a.m. It was difficult to predict the wind gust. We could not take measures for it.”
According to the Uruma City Fire Station Headquarters, the gust blew outdoor tents around Sea Station Ayahashi museum at the Mid-Sea Road in Uruma. The tents were blown into cars.
In the predawn hours on the same day, the Okinawa Meteorological Observatory issued a strong wind warning for the entire area of the main island of Okinawa.
A wind gust of up to 30.4 kilometers per hour was recorded in Naha at 8:39 a.m.
(English translation by T&CT)
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