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A typhoon carrying strong winds and heavy rains has passed over the Mariana Islands.

Rains, winds with typhoon hitting Mariana Islands, eye passes near island of Rota


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    Sunday, October 5, 2014, 8:04 PM - A typhoon carrying strong winds and heavy rains has passed over the Mariana Islands.

    National Weather Service meteorologist Michael Ziobro says it appears the eye of the storm passed about 5 miles north of the small island of Rota around 2:45 a.m.

    Monday. He says the eye wall, which packs the strongest winds, probably passed over the island. Rota is home to about 2,500 people.


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    The typhoon had maximum sustained winds of 105 mph and isexpected to intensify. 

    Ziobro says Rota and Guam are experiencing heavy rains associated with Typhoon Vongfong, and there were sporadic power outages reported on Guam. 

    He says localized flooding is possible in areas with poor drainage.

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