Typhoon Vongfong Moves Towards Japan

This is the strongest storm of the year and one of the strongest ever recorded. Rivaling last year’s Typhoon Haiyan, Yongfong is packing sustained winds of 180 mph and gusts close to 220 mph.  More from Ari Phillips in Think Progress

Our last post was about at $100 billion hurricane possibly hitting the US East Coast. A direct hit near Tokyo might be the same.