Powerful Typhoon Bolaven Lashed Okinawa, Japan

High waves pound the shore in Yonabarucho, Okinawa Prefecture, southern Japan, Sunday morning, Aug. 26, 2012. The strongest typhoon to hit Okinawa in several years lashed the island and surrounding areas Sunday, injuring several people and cutting off power to about 30,000 households. (AP Photo/Ryukyu Shimpo, Futoshi Hanashiro)

A powerful Typhoon Bolaven lashed Okinawa Island in Japan late Sunday.

The wind speeds near the center of the typhoon were about 180 kilometers per hour (112 miles per hour).

More than 75,000 households in Okinawa Island and the nearby Amami islands were blackout by the typhoon as heavy rain and winds continued Monday.

Four people were hurt by the disaster.

Meanwhile in the United States, Tropical Storm Issac is predicted to turn into a hurricane and heading towards New Orleans and Northern Gulf of Mexico Coast – please click ‘Hurricane Warnings For New Orleans And Northern Gulf Of Mexico Coast’.